It sparked a police appeal for information. Now a woman has been re-united with her hat after it was blown off her head by a stray gust of wind, as she travelled on an open-topped bus.

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Officers launched an appeal on Wednesday, after the hat was handed in at Felixstowe police station.

“Police have a hat that it thought to have blown off the head of a top-deck passenger as the Ipswich Buses open-top vehicle travelled through the town,” it said, appealing for anyone who may have lost a hat to come forward.

Yesterday, the Suffolk force said the woman had been re-united with the hat.

“The lady, from Kings Lynn, visited the police station on the off chance it had been handed in and was then reunited with her hat,” a spokesman said.

No further details of the hat were available - other than it was believed to have been an expensive item.

16 comments

  • No news today moment, no wonder sales are going south..

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    nrg

    Friday, August 5, 2011

  • Colin did you actually READ the article from the first line "It sparked a police appeal for information." How did that not waste police time then? Perhaps you ought to take in what is before you before you start having a pop at others comments!

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    Richard_Waugh

    Saturday, August 6, 2011

  • Richard_Waugh, yes I did read the article and I will say again no police time was wasted, a civilian press officer phones the local paper and gets them to put a an appeal in, how is that wasting an officers time? Or do you really think that the was a crack team of CID offers on the case trying to track the hat owner? Move along now Richard and find something else to pick holes in.

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    Colin news

    Saturday, August 6, 2011

  • What a load of old tripe.. NEWS..!!!!

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    marshall

    Friday, August 5, 2011

  • That must be in line for the "Archant Comedy News Story of the Year" award. It is great to know the police are out there doing what they have to do supporting the public in every way they can in these sad times of economic cutbacks.

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    mike smith

    Friday, August 5, 2011

  • errrr is this for real. you ring the police and when they do turn up you cant remember what you rang them for in the first place as you wait so long,,, if the hat was that expensive why wear it on a open top bus,tsk tsk

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    morello

    Friday, August 5, 2011

  • Not a news story? Yet I'm the twelfth person to make a comment.

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    richard gray

    Saturday, August 6, 2011

  • Surely not "officers lauched an appeal"....for a hat! Words fail me.............

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    Carol Barnes

    Friday, August 5, 2011

  • Mike smith and ziggy you are quite sad, no police time was wasted. A person hands the hat into a police station, a civilian member of staff phones the local paper and tells them to put a small piece in the paper, it takes 5 mins. Let's hope you two never lose anything.

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    Colin news

    Friday, August 5, 2011

  • What would Victor Meldrew have said...... surely there must have been something of more interest or substance than that story which could have occupied the space..... if not please leave it blank next time EDP!

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    LR Series 2A

    Saturday, August 6, 2011

  • Oh dear EDP, you really do print some rubbish. Isn't it time you called it a day?

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    snoopy

    Friday, August 5, 2011

  • Think this needs to be read with tongue firmly in cheek...obviously it's not a major news story and has clearly been written in a whimsical style.

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    Rich

    Monday, August 8, 2011

  • That must be in line for the "Archant Comedy News Story of the Year" award. It is great to know the police are out there doing what they have to do supporting the public in every way they can in these sad times of economic cutbacks.

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    mike smith

    Friday, August 5, 2011

  • ....and more to the point, the police actually wasted time assisting a hat being reunited with its owner.....

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    Ziggy

    Friday, August 5, 2011

  • Well done the Police for your tremendous effort in making sure this hat was returned to its rightful owner, It would be interesting to know who its rightful owner is and details of this now infamous hat.

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    Melvyn Parkerson

    Saturday, August 6, 2011

  • Seriously? Someone actually spent time writing this article??

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    Ziggy

    Friday, August 5, 2011

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