A KIND-hearted man has generously posted money through a disabled couple’s door after they were ‘unfairly’ fined for parking in a mother and baby space.

Ian and Sheila Harmsworth from Winchgrove Road, Bracknell visited The Peel Centre on April 5 to buy their weekly shop at Morrisons when they were slapped with a £85 fine from Euro Car Parks.

The pensioners paid a reduced fine of £50 for paying it in ‘good faith’ but were refused a refund after trying to appeal.

Steve Lane from Wildridings proved to be a Good Samaritan after he read the story on The News and wanted to help the couple.

The 47-year-old said: “I tracked down where Mr Harmsworth lived and gave him an envelope with £50 in to cover the cost of his parking fine.

"The couple were confused because they thought I was from the parking company returning their appeal money. They just could not believe a random person would turn up and pay their fine.

“It just makes me so angry how the elderly and disabled can be treated so bad."

In a letter sent to the parking firm, Mr Harmsworth explained there were no disabled bays available so he had to park in a Parent and Toddler bay.

A patrol officer saw the couple park there but hadn’t warned them to park somewhere else. When they returned from their weekly food shop an hour later they noticed a ticket on their windscreen.

Ian Harmsworth said: “I had no choice but to park close to the building due to my ill health. I am 79-years-old and my wife, 75, who was with me, also has a heart issue as well as serious walking difficulties.”

When the pensioner approached the parking wardens to ask why he was fined, they told him ‘it is not my job to tell you. You should have known better.’

Ian added: “At that point I felt pretty low. They said it is not their problem that we have health problems - all they did was just laugh.”