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Monday 1 May 2017

Cash give-away a stunt for film

People clutched at notes totalling £5,000 dropped from a shopping centre balcony as part of a film promotion
People clutched at notes totalling £5,000 dropped from a shopping centre balcony as part of a film promotion
Members of the public grasp for a mix of fake and real money totalling £5000 at the Arndale Centre in Manchester. Photo: PA
Monica Webber holds one real £5 note and 5 fake notes after a mix of fake and real money totalling £5000 was dropped at the Arndale Centre in Manchester, to promote the film Dead Man Running. Photo: PA

People clutched at notes totalling £5,000 dropped from a shopping centre balcony as part of a film promotion.

The cash was released at Manchester's Arndale Centre to mark the forthcoming March 1 DVD release of Dead Man Running starring Danny Dyer and Tamer Hassan.

One lucky woman grabbed a £50 note which was among £10 and £5 notes on offer, together with fake branded currency.

A PR spokesman for the film said: "The movie is about two guys trying to get hold of 100,000 dollars in 24 hours and we thought what better way to celebrate the DVD launch than by giving cash away to the people of Manchester."

Organisers of the stunt said they were escorted from the premises by security guards after they were previously refused permission to stage the event in the mall.

A similar event is planned at London's Liverpool Street rail station on Wednesday.

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