£315k left on bus is returned

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A BUS driver who found a bag containing €390,000 (£315,000) handed the cash to police, who tracked down its elderly owner.

The driver, identified by the Vienna transport authority only as Wolfgang R, was inspecting his vehicle at the end of the line when he found the bag in a seat behind the driver’s.

“At first I thought it was shopping or medicine,” he said. However, when he opened the bag he found a wad of 500-euro notes staring back at him.

Police in the Austrian capital used a bank deposit slip inside the bag to trace the owner. There was no word on whether she has offered a reward.