I think this was a new low.
I found a house key today, and asked in the pub nearby if there'd been any enquiries, but no, but they would hold it in case.
But I decided to be a good citizen and run it to the nick, which was eerily deserted apart from the notices saying don't park in the yard (there's NOWHERE else.
But I was lucky, it was open, and after a time a blonde girl child appeared, so I offered her the key.
"Oh we don't take keys"
My enquiry as to what they DID take was blanked, ditto the followup rant about Essex fuzz being a TWOS.
Apparently if they did take keys, they would soon be up to their knees in them - however, she did take tthe key, but I'm sure she instantly binned it.
I don't know if the owner called the police about a lost key, perhaps s/he knows better than to do that.
I'm completely gobsmacked at this, I would have thought even the cops could have risen to the challenge of holding on to a key in case the owner called.
This follows recent discoveries that they take recovered stolen cars (my nieces) straight to a breakers yard, to the breakers and their mutual benefit. But not before issuing a lot of tickets to the owner, even though it's logged as stolen,
Well, if you have been, thanks for reading