GIVING TO THE POOR: Residents in Villarramiel are receiving free cash from a mystery figure

VILLAGERS in northern Spain are ‘bewildered’ after a mysterious figure has been sliding envelopes full of cash under their doors.

In the tiny village of Villarramiel in Castile and León, home to just 800 people, residents are trying to work out why they are being given the money.

Since Wednesday last week around 15 seemingly unconnected people have each been gifted up to €100 in notes.

Local mayor Nuria Simon said: “We’re all bewildered and expectant as we don’t know where this money comes from or who the benefactor is.”

CONFUSED: Local mayor Nuria Simon said people do not know where the money is from

She added that the recipients include, ‘a widow living with her son, couples with small children, elderly couples and middle-aged couples without kids’.

Some of those benefiting from the surprise cash received messages as well, including one that said, to ‘the princess of the household’.

A couple of residents reported the bizarre charity spate to the police, but Simon said there was no ongoing investigation, because as far as they were aware, no crime had been committed.

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