Three Hull students awarded for incredible act

The three students attended a Celebration of Achievement event at their college
-Credit: (Image: Humberside Police)

Three Hull students have been praised by Humberside Police for helping a member of the public.

The three boys were cycling to their college on Friday 14 June, when they noticed a person on the wrong side of a road barrier close to Kingswood. Without hesitation, one student grabbed the individual to prevent a fall, another signalled for assistance from passers-by, and the third promptly dialled 999.

The thee students of Ron Dearing University Technical College (UTC) immediately informed their parents, who rushed to the scene. Along with other members of the public, they stayed with the person until police officers and paramedics arrived.

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The courageous students were honoured at a Celebration of Achievement event at their college on Wednesday 3 July, where they received a Community Hero award for their commendable actions. Assistant Chief Constable Lisa Hogan also attended the event to personally congratulate the boys and present each with a Chief Constables Award.

ACC Hogan praised the students, saying, "It was an honour to attend the Celebration evening at Ron Dearing University Technical College (UTC) and to present a Humberside Police Chief Constable's Coin to each of the three students. Their actions showed bravery, quick thinking and compassion.

"I am proud that we have such incredible young people like them in our communities. Due to their intervention, the individual has been signposted to the appropriate support."

Jane Howarth, Senior Assistant Principal at Ron Dearing University Technical College (UTC), expressed immense pride in the students' actions: "We are so proud of our students and the way they selflessly helped and responded in such a safe and sensible way. They undoubtedly averted a tragedy."