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Six-year-old Rishton hero will be honoured by the mayor
7:00am Wednesday 17th October 2012 in News
A SIX-YEAR-OLD who rescued his elderly neighbour will be honoured by his borough’s mayor.
Heroic schoolboy Jacob Carr was riding his bicycle along Westwell Avenue, in Rishton, when he heard someone shouting for help from a nearby garden.
He looked down the driveway and saw his 82-year-old neighbour on the ground in the garden, calling out, after suffering a fall.
After going for help, the St Charles’ Primary School pupil will now be honoured by Hyndburn’s mayor at a special ceremony.
Jacob is to be invited to a special reception, in the mayor’s parlour, at Accrington Town Hall, where he will be given an award.
Hyndburn Mayor, Coun John Broadley, said he was honoured to be part of the event to recognise the youngster.
He said: “He deserves this as he has done a great thing in being so vigilant, and caring.
“He did all the right things and we want to show that we are proud of him”.
The pensioner is now recovering at home.
Jacob will receive his special award on Friday, October 26.
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