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Praise as teen rushes to woman’s aid

Audrey Jefferies, of Stocks Court in Poulton, who wants to publicly thank the teenager called Matt who came to her aid after a fall.
Audrey with best friend Percy English, whose home Audrey was on her way to when she fell and who has nursed her back to health since.  PIC BY ROB LOCK
9-4-2014

Audrey Jefferies, of Stocks Court in Poulton, who wants to publicly thank the teenager called Matt who came to her aid after a fall. Audrey with best friend Percy English, whose home Audrey was on her way to when she fell and who has nursed her back to health since. PIC BY ROB LOCK 9-4-2014

An elderly woman who collapsed on a quiet street today praised the ‘good Samaritan’ teenager who came to her aid.

Audrey Jefferies, 79, was walking on her own down Westby Way, in Poulton, when she suddenly collapsed, hitting her face on the ground.

The fall left her with cuts and bruises to her head and, unable to get up, she was left frightened and alone.

But a teenage boy came to her rescue, helping her up from the ground and calling a taxi to take her home, a 10 minute walk away at Stocks Court, Poulton.

Now she has paid tribute to the boy, known to her only as Matt, for helping and reassuring her.

The mother-of-one, who has three grandsons, said: “It was a terrible fall, I cut all my head and it’s in a right mess. There wasn’t a soul around.”

The former accounts worker at Wyre Council and Lancashire Constabulary was returning from visiting a friend when she fell mid-afternoon on Monday.

She added: “Then this young lad came running over, he picked me up and sat me on a garden wall, called me a taxi and stayed with me. He was so kind.

“You hear bad things about young people so I just want him to be thanked properly.

“People can be quick to condemn young people but this lad saved me.”

Mrs Jefferies says she is now undergoing tests to determine the cause of her fall.

 

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