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Tuesday, 20 January 2009

Buzzing Around the Police Auction Site

Bumblebee - the police auction site where unclaimed stolen property is sold off to the public - is trying to get known again after years in the doldrums.

Avon and Somerset Police have joined with a number of other forces nationwide in an attempt to gain more profile for the site, the end of the road for stolen items which have proved impossible to link with their owners.

The site's low profile over the years have meant that genuine bargains have often been had by the savvy buyer - though the fact that the buyer collects may prove something of a deterrent to even the most committed bargain hunter.

Proceeds from the site are donated to local charities and schools and current items include 63 bicycles, a Phillips entertainment system, various power tools and a set of men's cufflinks.

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