‘Anyone in Dereham lost a prosthetic limb?’ Police appeal for owner of lost leg

Dereham Rugby Club. Picture: Ian Burt

Dereham Rugby Club.

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A "high-definition" silicon prosthetic leg. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

A "high-definition" silicon prosthetic leg. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia) - Credit: AP

Breckland police are asking the public if anyone has lost a prosthetic limb, after one was found at the club and handed into the station.

In a tweet, from Thursday, October 24, @BrecklandPolice asked: 'Anyone in Dereham lost a prosthetic limb?

'We have one at the police station that has been found by a member of the public!'

After receiving enquiries from several perplexed Twitter users, the police tweeted again, three hours later, saying: 'Essentially a prosthetic leg was found at the Rugby Club and handed in to our front office a couple of days ago.'

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Andrew Mash, secretary of Dereham Rubgy Club, described the incident as 'very strange'.

Mr Mash added: 'This is the first I've heard of it.'

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The Norfolk prosthetics service said all limbs are issued with serial numbers.

They advised police to return the item to the clinic to help trace its owner.

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