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Troy wins honour

PUBLISHED: 18:03 11 June 2008 | UPDATED: 09:44 11 August 2010

Troy Wiggan

Troy Wiggan

A SCHOOLBOY who helped a seriously injured man after he fell from a ladder, has been honoured with a Young Citizen of the Year Award. The POST reported in February how young Troy Wiggan, 12, of Broad Street, Dagenham, called 999 while adults walked by ig

A SCHOOLBOY who helped a seriously injured man after he fell from a ladder, has been honoured with a Young Citizen of the Year Award.

The POST reported in February how young Troy Wiggan, 12, of Broad Street, Dagenham, called 999 while adults walked by ignoring the accident.

Troy, who goes to Brittons School in Rainham, sprang into action when he saw the man lying on the ground, barely conscious, in a pool of blood.

Now his bravery has earned him the prestigious award, and a commendation from the Havering borough police commander.

Troy has received a letter to tell him he will be presented with the commendation at a police awards ceremony in September.

His proud mum, Tracey said: "I think it's wonderful that he has been recognised for what he had done.

"You hear so many stories about kids out on the streets causing trouble, but my son is an example to everyone.

"He did a caring thing while other people just walked by, it just goes to show that kids today are not all bad."

Troy said: "I was really pleased to get the award from my school, but I didn't expect to get one from the police as well, so that was great, and my family are all really proud."

Troy was visiting his friend, Henry in School Road when he saw the man, and alerted the emergency services on his mobile phone.

From his school first aid classes, Year Nine pupil, Troy had learned that anyone with a head injury should stay still, so he told the man not to move until an ambulance arrived.

Paramedics called him later that night to say he had helped save a life with his quick thinking.

The victim was taken to Queen's Hospital in Romford, where he was treated for serious head injuries.


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