Lavenham man misses out on £10k in treasure hunt

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A man from Lavenham has narrowly missed out on £10,000 after competing in the final of a nationwide treasure hunt.

Alastair Boyd, from Prentice Street, reached the final of the King’s Ransom competition, run by Greene King.

Mr Boyd saw off competition from thousands of other treasure hunters to secure his place in the final by cracking a series of clues online.

Competing against 14 other teams in the final in Cambridge, Mr Boyd’s team came second in the competition for the £10,000 prize.

The 61-year-old received a bottle of champagne and a voucher to spend with Greene King.

“We gave it all we had and we really enjoyed ourselves,” he said. “We found the clues to be straightforward, although we did have cryptic crossword masters on our team.”