Over the years as an adult I have found a range of things which I've handed in at police stations - they include wallets, purses and even cars (OK, I didn't "hand" the cars in, but I informed the police and they informed the insurance company). Never - not once - have I been arrested for "theft by finding" - nor would I expect to be.
A college student who found a mobile phone while out celebrating his 18th birthday was arrested after handing it in to police.
Teenager Paul Leicester was arrested for 'theft by finding' and detained for four hours.
What on earth are the police up to these days? Have they completely lost the plot? Who, having heard about this, is going to take something they have found to the police station?
And the police wonder why the public are losing faith in them!