A Good Samaritan who helped an unconscious man was slapped with a £100 parking fine – for overstaying by 18 minutes.
Mother-of-three Alison Goddard, from Gomersal, called an ambulance after seeing Terry Hall bleeding on the floor outside the retail park in Dewsbury on June 2.
Mr Hall, who was looking after a disabled friend, suffered a diabetic fit and collapsed while out on a shopping trip. Mrs Goddard said: “There was no way I was going to leave a man that was bleeding on the floor. What did they expect me to do – walk past him? It’s disgraceful.”
Mr Hall said: “If it hadn’t been for Alison I don’t know what I would have done.”
Mrs Goddard had an appeal turned down by ParkingEye and independent resolution service POPLA. She faced a visit to county court if she did not pay a £100 fine.
But as the Guardian went to press, ParkingEye had a change of heart. A spokesman said: “Although the charge was correctly issued, due to the mitigating circumstances of this particular case we have cancelled it as a gesture of goodwill.”