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11 year old hailed a super star after his mum collapsed in the bathroom

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A little boy from Solihull has been hailed a ‘super star’ for calling 999 after his mum collapsed in the bathroom of their home in February.

Tuesday February 3rd started as just an ordinary school day but as 11-year-old George Johnson was getting ready downstairs at his home in Olton, Solihull, he heard something wasn’t quite right upstairs.

When he called his mum and got no reply George became concerned so ran upstairs and found her unconscious on the bathroom floor. George remembered watching a news story about how a little boy had called 999 so immediately picked up the telephone and called the ambulance service.

Rachel Johnson, 45, was at home with George and her four-year-old son Sam when she felt unwell. Rachel said: “I was in the bathroom when all of a sudden I had a very painful headache and must have lost consciousness because the next thing I remember is waking up with George on the phone to the ambulance service.

“He was so mature and was explaining what had happened to me and even helped me to get to the bedroom so that I was more comfortable. He’s always been my hero but now he’s my super hero, he really did save my life that day and we’re all incredibly proud of him.”

Erdington-based Paramedics Naomi Adams and David Pledge were the ambulance crew who responded to the 999 call. Naomi said: “George had got everything covered, whilst we treated Rachel, he was looking after his younger brother and had even called his Nan and Grandad to tell them what had happened so that they could come over and look after them as his dad was away in Ireland at the time. He was so calm and so mature. He was a complete super star.”

Naomi and David took Rachel to Heartlands Hospital as they were concerned with her condition. Rachel was transferred to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham before undergoing surgery for a subarachnoid haemorrhage (bleeding on the surface of the brain). She spent two weeks in hospital and is continuing to recover well.

George, who is a pupil at Lyndon Primary School in Olton, visited Erdington Ambulance Hub with his parents and little brother at the end of May (Thursday 29th May). The family had a tour of the hub and George and Sam explored the back of an ambulance and even got to sit in the drivers’ seat to imagine driving to an emergency.

Naomi and Dave presented George with a Chief Officers Commendation to praise him for looking after his mum. Talking about his visit, George, said: “Sitting in the ambulance was really good and having a look at everything was amazing.”

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3 year old attacked by three men with acid at retail park

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A three-year old boy has been seriously injured in what police have described as a deliberate targeted attack at Hone Bargains on Shrub Hill Retail Park at around 2.15pm on Saturday.

The boy suffered serious burns to his arms and face

He is being treated for his injuries in hospital.

West Mercia Police have released images of three men they would like to speak to about the incident

Chief Superintendent Mark Travis said: “At this time we are treating this as a deliberate attack on a three-year-old boy.

“The incident will rightly shock the local community and I would like to reassure local people that we are carrying out a thorough investigation to identify those responsible.

“At this time, the motive for the attack is unclear. Officers are working hard to establish exactly what happened and what the substance involved was.”

He said that the three men pictured in the images from the store “may have information vital to our investigation.

“I am sure someone will recognise them and I would urge anyone with information to contact us as a matter of urgency.”

A 39-year-old man from Wolverhampton has been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm and remains in police custody.

West Mercia Police said anyone with information should call 999 or the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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Families warned to drain paddling pools to stop vampire horseflies breeding after heatwave

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Vampire like horseflies are breeding like never before as Britain enjoys the longest heatwave in 40 years.

They are breeding like never before with the aide of garden pools and the heatwave.

The NHS is now advising members of the public to drain standing water to stop insects multiplying.

These insects love water and the heat will only help them increase in numbers.

The problem comes when they bite you, more that 9000 people have called the NHS helpline 111 to report these insects bites.

They leave a painful bite which often requires antibiotics if they become infected.

According to Dr Nick Scriven, president of the Society for Acute Medicine, bites from vampire horseflies can be especially sore.

He told the BBC: “They actually give one of the nastier bites, because they take a chunk out of you.”

“They can be very painful, and can take a while to heal, and as result can get infected and need antibiotics.”

Paddling pools are prime breeding grounds for these bugs.

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Thug attempted to kill cop jailed for less than 2 years… It should be life

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We know you should have faced attempted murder charges, we know your laughing at your sentence. Because you attempted to kill a cop to avoid arrest because you are an idiot.

But be assured when that day comes that you need the police to save your life they won’t hold it against you.

In the early hours of Wednesday, 13 June officers chased a suspected stolen vehicle along the A22 Godstone Bypass, after it had been linked to a burglary in Oxted eight days before.

Officers managed to box the vehicle in (using a manoeuvre known as Tactical Pursuit and Containment TPAC).

During the TPAC, the vehicle swerved into one of the police cars, trying to force it off of the road. Officers managed to box the vehicle in, and it then tried to reverse away from officers, so officers got out of their vehicles and tried to remove the driver (Kidd), this included smashing the windows of the vehicle.

In car video footage shows Sergeant Chris Schultze, of the Area Patrol Team, was on the passenger’s side of the vehicle, but then started to go towards the driver’s side to assist officers.

As Sergeant Schultze was making his way to the driver’s side, Kidd drove forward in what appeared to be a deliberate attempt to knock the officers over the barrier, as seen in the footage.

Sergeant Schultze was initially treated at hospital for his injuries, and was later discharged and is now back on duty

The three occupants (two 19-year-old men from Sutton and a 17-year-old man) were arrested for various offences including burglary, theft of a motor vehicle, and failure to stop.

Ramone Kidd, 19-years-old, of Prince of Wales Road in Sutton, South London appeared at Guildford Crown Court yesterday (12 July), and pleaded guilty to the following:

Dangerous driving

Driving whilst disqualified

Driving whilst unfit through drink / drugs

Actual bodily harm (ABH)

Kidd was sentenced to 23 months in prison, and has had his licence disqualified for three years.

In court, His Honour Judge Moss commended all the officers involved in the initial pursuit and the investigation team.

Detective Sergeant Kerry Akehurst, from the Criminal Investigation Department said: “I would firstly like to echo what His Honour Judge Moss said around the professionalism of the officers involved in the incident.

“The role of a police officer is to protect the public, and each day officers put their lives at risk to apprehend suspects and protect the public. During this particular incident, officers attempted to stop the vehicle, and in doing so, three officers received injuries and four police vehicles sustained damage.”

The 19 and 17 year-old men have been released under investigation for the burglary offences whilst enquiries continue.

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