A good Samaritan who found a bag containing £250 has left people stunned by his honesty after handing it in to police.

The money belonged to salon owner and barber Tim Szoradi, of Meltham, who had dropped it in the street after his car had started playing up as he arrived at work at Slaithwaite.

He parked the vehicle in a car park close to the Waterside Salon in New Street, which he runs, got out his car and pulled his phone out of his pocket to ring a mechanic - dislodging the cash which was in a small bank bag.

Tim, 40, said: “My mate’s a mechanic and when I rang I must have knocked the cash bag out my pocket.

“I didn’t realise and walked across into work, did a few haircuts and then thought I’d better take the money to the bank. That’s when I realised it had gone.

“It was an awful moment, £250 is a lot of money.

“I can’t thank the man enough. It was wonderful of him to hand it in. It is such a big relief.

“I’ve been to the police to get the money back. I haven’t been given the details about the man who found it but I hope I can get in touch with him because I would really like to thank him personally.”

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The man who found the money, who has not been named, rang police after discovering the bag.

The Kirklees Rural Neighbourhood Policing Team said the money was “a large amount to a lot of people”.

“A fabulous gentleman rang us to tell us he had found a bank bag containing a large amount of money in the car park opposite Slaithwaite Lloyds Bank.”

The Szoradi family of Meltham, Tim and Claire with William (centre) who suffers with Marfan syndrome with his brothers Alex (back) Alfie (right) and sister Brooke.

They appealed on Facebook to try to find the owner, thinking the person who had lost it may have just withdrawn the cash from the nearby bank.

Within minutes Tim, who had himself appealed for the money to be returned, had been alerted.

The Szoradi family were featured in the Examiner last week.

Tim’s three-year-old son William has Marfan syndrome, which is found in one out of approximately 3,000 people, and which affects the connective tissue between our limbs and organs. If unnoticed it can prove fatal. Thankfully, William’s condition is closely monitored.

To raise awareness of the condition – and cash for the Marfan Trust – the family are holding a fun day at Jackson Bridge WMC on June 12 (2pm).