Man Makes Off With Bag Containing £260,000 From Unlocked Airport Door

While we're in no way condoning theft (it's bad, kids), it's difficult not to let a smile creep over your face when you imagine what an absolute belter of a Christmas this homeless man in Paris is going to have.

Police are currently on the hunt for the man who chanced upon an unlocked door, concealing bags of money worth hundreds of thousands of pounds, grabbed the lot and did a runner.

The man, suspected to be homeless, had been leaning against the door of the Loomis cash management company at Charles de Gaulle airport, just outside of the French capital, when he noticed it was unlocked.

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This lax security gave the man, thought to be in his 50s, the opportunity to nip in and make off with two sacks of cash, containing €300,000 (£263,000 / $354,000).

An airport official told Le Parisien the man "benefited from a combination of circumstances to land himself a huge Christmas present", as reported by the Evening Standard.

The alarm was raised about an intrusion at the facility at around 5.30pm. Just 10 minutes before he happened upon the fortune, the man could be seen on CCTV, rummaging through bins nearby.

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He leaned against the door and seemed shocked when it swung open. After sneaking inside, he quickly emerged carrying two bags full of cash.

Although the man did leave a suitcase behind, police have been able to find no substantial clues as to the man's identity.

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Meanwhile, here in the UK, The High Court has ordered the Government to stop deporting homeless EU citizens under a controversial policy that has been deemed unlawful.

Mrs Justice Lang ruled that homelessness alone was not adequate cause for deportation, even if accompanied by offences including begging, drinking and nuisance.

"There has been a significant increase in rough sleepers of all nationalities," she said. "The policy discriminated unlawfully against EEA nationals and rough sleepers."

Paul Heron, a solicitor at the Public Interest Law Unit (PILU), told the Independent: "Hopefully this will stop the idea of promoting a hostile environment in its tracks.

"There are other ways of dealing with the issue and this is not the best way."

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Paddy Maddison

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