POLICE are trying to trace the recipient of a card signed by an estimated 5,000,000 workers across the UK.
The card has been passed from desk to desk for the last six months and disinterestedly scrawled with a non-specific message by 0.8 per cent of the British population.
The name of the recipient, along with any clues about the life event it relates to, has been completely obliterated under thousands of layers of blue and black ink.
Investigating officer DI Carolyn Ryan said: “Spectrographic analysis shows 1.5 million people wrote ‘Best wishes’, 2.2 million wrote ‘Good luck’ and 0.4 million wrote ‘Don’t get too drunk’.”
“We’re struggling for leads as none of the witnesses pays even the slightest attention to the many cards that cross their desks every single day.
“And unfortunately we can’t analyse the card any further because one of the forensics team left it on their desk, it got passed around and signed and then went to the lads in traffic, and God knows where it went from there.
“But we remain anxious to trace the intended recipient to give them the card and an associated brown A4 envelope containing £640,000 in loose change.”