Almost gone with the wind!

A LUCKY businessman’s blushes have been spared after a gust of wind nearly robbed him of ‘thousands of pounds’ according to staggered onlookers.

The mystery man was carrying bundles of cash across Bradford Road, from St John’s car park, in Cleckheaton town centre, on Monday lunchtime when a mighty wind sent bank notes flying.

Dozens of shoppers leapt into action and helped round up the errant money, which the man was able to take to Lloyds Bank to cash.

One man said: “When he came back out of the bank, I asked him ‘how much have you lost?’ and he said ‘nothing, it’s all here’. I couldn’t believe it!”

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