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Gary’s our hero!

April 06 2016 | Articles | News

(L-R, Gary Stringer and Derek Townley. Gary came to Derek's aid when he collapsed)

A workman has been hailed a hero after he helped an elderly man who collapsed in the street.

Grandad Derek Townley was walking along Booth Hall Road - just yards from his home - when he fell, breaking his nose and fracturing his skull.

But a kind-hearted workman came to Derek’s aid, calling an ambulance and sitting with him until paramedics arrived more than an hour later.

Gary Stringer is a joiner for our contractors Manchester Working. He had been on a job nearby when he saw Derek fall face down into a puddle.

Watch Gary and Derek tell the story in their own words: