A man has been mocked by police for leaving a bag full of drugs on a public tram that was labelled with his full name and address.
Greater Manchester Police said they were hopeful they would be able to reunite the lost property with its owner – a suspected drug dealer.
The clumsy mistake was highlighted on Facebook using the hashtags: ‘#thoughtfuldealer’ and ”#honeyiforgotmydrugs’.
Officers posted a picture of the rucksack and its contents online and wrote: ‘Police appeal to reunite lost property with its owner.
‘A poor individual has forgotten his rucksack while travelling on the tram on the Bury line.’
They added the bag contained ’25 Tablets, large amount of white powder, small snap bags containing white rocks, snap bags containing white powder & scales’.
One person wrote: ‘Excuse me sirs, where am I able to come and collect my bag?’
Another said: ‘Is there a giveaway competition?’
Police are on high alert in Manchester this weekend with Parklife, Muse and Noel Gallagher gigs taking place in the city.
Chief Superintendent Graeme Openshaw, from GMP’s Specialist Operations Branch, who will be overseeing policing at Parklife, urged anyone with a concern to speak to an officer directly.
He said: ‘Our aim is to ensure the weekend is as safe and enjoyable as possible for everyone who is planning to attend Parklife.
‘We are very experienced in dealing with high profile events like this and festival-goers can expect to see police officers on the ground in and around the event.’