Photo: Bispham Road Post Office

Mum of two finds large stash of cash at High Park ATM – is it yours?

A good samaritan who is facing money worries has been hailed after she returned a large amount of lost cash from an ATM.

The woman, who did not want to be named, was passing the cash machine on Bispham Road earlier this evening (Thursday 20 April) when she noticed a large amount of cash sticking out of the dispensary.

The mum of three, who is currently saving up for the arrival of her baby, duly handed in the bundle of money to Bispham Road post office and is eager to trace the owner as soon as possible.

Only a few hours earlier the concerned mum had to ask her own mother for cash to replace her sons goldfish who had died – but there was no temptation whatsoever to take the lost cash she discovered.

The woman’s mother, also from Southport, wanted to highlight her good samaritan daughter to OTS News.

What should I do if I’ve lost money?

You should always contact your bank as soon as possible. HSBC and RBS say there is no need to tell them as they will trace back any unrefunded money, going back to January 2005. However, if you suspect an instance when you failed to collect, it is worth raising with them.

The bank says my money was not sucked back in – what can I do?

In that instance, it is likely that your money has been stolen either by a passerby or possibly by someone in the queue behind you. You should insist your bank report it to the police and check their records and any CCTV footage.


Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07581350321




Breaking local news as it happens, searchable archives with photographs, the ability to instantly comment on news articles – there are so many advantages to OTS (Onthespot) News.

If you want your news read locally online then send it to – relying only on the newspaper is to restrict yourself to an ever reducing audience.