Woman describes moment mystery man gave her £400

A mystery man gave away money in Foyleside Shopping Centre on Tuesday.
A mystery man gave away money in Foyleside Shopping Centre on Tuesday.

A woman has described the moment a mystery man presented her with £400 in Foyleside Shopping Centre earlier this week.

Lucinda McLaughlin, from Limavady, was enjoying a cup of coffee with her husband when she felt something touch her shoulder.

“It was like a miracle,” said Lucinda. “I was sitting with my husband discussing how we were going to afford a new Dyson Vacuum Cleaner when I felt something touch my shoulder.

“I looked around, there was no one there but there was a pile of money at my feet - I counted the money and it came to £400 - I couldn’t believe it,” she declared.

“Apparently this man was going around leaving money in little bundles around the shopping centre - I don’t know why he was doing it, but it’s one of the most generous things I’ve ever heard of.”

Lucinda handed the money to security staff but the ‘Journal’ understands she was one of many to receive money from the mystery man.

The incident was reported to police but after carrying out an investigation they concluded that a crime had not been committed.

It is understood the man threw a mixture of £10 and £20 notes from the first floor down onto shoppers below.

Some reports said he gave a family £500 and proceeded to hand £20 notes to shoppers as he walked through the mall.

All the money was examined by the PSNI was found to be genuine.

The identity of the man remains a mystery.