Treasure in the garden is mine!

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A MAN claiming to be the owner of a box stuffed with cash found buried in a Halifax garden has come forward.

Police are understood to have been speaking to someone who says he left the treasure in the flowerbed at a house in Godley Gardens, Shibden, Halifax.

As reported by the Courier, the amazing discovery was made by a householder - thought to be in his 60s - while digging his garden last week.

When the mini-safe was opened, there was a fortune inside.

Police say the notes are in a poor state and have been returned to the Bank of England to be taken out of circulation.

Detectives say an investigation to determine the rightful owner of the money is ongoing.

They have been appealing for anyone who thinks the cash box could be theirs to get in touch.

Officers investigating the find last week arrested a 36-year-old man on suspicion of possessing criminal property.

He was released on bail pending further police inquiries.

Anyone who has lost or had a cash box stolen should contact Calderdale CID on 0845 6060606.

Anyone with information can also call CrimeStoppers on 0800 555111.