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Roadside lifesaver given parking ticket

PUBLISHED: 05:04 24 March 2006 | UPDATED: 10:25 07 September 2010

A physiotherapist was given a parking ticket as she fought to save a man s life on the roadside. Kelly Harry, 29, who works in Devonshire Street, near Regent s Park, had stopped in a 20-minute parking bay in Lewisham when she spotted a crowd around a man.

A physiotherapist was given a parking ticket as she fought to save a man's life on the roadside.

Kelly Harry, 29, who works in Devonshire Street, near Regent's Park, had stopped in a 20-minute parking bay in Lewisham when she spotted a crowd around a man.

She realised he had no pulse and used her first aid training to try to revive him until an ambulance arrived.

Returning to find a £100 ticket on her car, she spoke to a warden who said she could not cancel the ticket but would note the circumstances.

But Transport for London refused to cancel the fine despite Ms Harry sending proof of her physiotherapy qualifications and attendance at a CPR course and a supporting letter from London Ambulance Service. Instead TfL increased the fine to £150 because Ms Harry had not paid it on time.

She said: "They said, 'The warden didn't see you give resuscitation so you still have to pay.' I said, 'I can't believe you're doing this.' I was appalled and prepared to go to court rather than back down."

TfL says it has now cancelled the fine however Ms Harry has not yet received confirmation of this.

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