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May 17, 2002
Vincent is named after a 22 stone policeman from Wigan. The policeman who discovered him when he was abandoned at 8 days old in a brown Vauxhall Cavalier between junctions 16 & 17 on the southbound carriage of the M6 on September 4th 1969. Television, newspaper and radio appeals were made but Vincent's parents never came forward. Medical experts were astounded at the baby's ability to survive sub-zero weather conditions. Police experts were bewildered at the significance of a battered green notebook, two miniature porcelain dogs and a tin of corned beef left purposefully at the crying baby Vincent's side.