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Mystery Twitter account leads Harry to hidden cash in Leeds

Twitter user Harry Mckeown who found �50 in Leeds after a treasure hunt on the social network.

Twitter user Harry Mckeown who found �50 in Leeds after a treasure hunt on the social network.

Twitter user Harry Mckeown had a productive morning yesterday - bagging himself £50 after a treasure hunt on the social network.

The 25-year-old, of Wakefield, began his day watching Sky News in his dentist’s waiting room, where he watched a report on a new Twitter craze in San Francisco, where an anonymous account uses clues to lead residents to envelopes stuffed with cash.

Harry immediately followed the @Hiddencash account and then realised there was a @HiddenCash_UK account, which had no followers yet and hadn’t Tweeted.

As the electrician went about his morning he then saw the @HiddenCash_UK account had Tweeted - and indicated cash had been hidden in Leeds.

The picture, and clue: “Robbie Williams would approve! #salty” led Harry to a find an envelope containing £50 behind a grit bin in Millennium Square. He said: “I was quite shocked. I thought it would be a wind-up, with someone sitting in a cafe nearby, laughing. It was a nice little treat on a Wednesday morning.”

 

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