Posted: Wed 21st Sep 2022

“Outstanding bravery” of Wrexham boy who called 999 when his mum collapsed for people living in or visiting the wrexham area
This article is old - Published: Wednesday, Sep 21st, 2022

A seven-year-old boy from Wrexham who called 999 when he found his mum unresponsive on the floor has been commended for his courage. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Sunny Bennett rang an ambulance for help when his mum, Siobhan Roberts, suffered an epileptic seizure and collapsed in their home on Conway Drive on Sunday, August 21. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Sunny, who was at home with his six-year-old brother and 11-month-old sister at the time, dialled 999 and stayed on the phone until PC Emma Horne and PC Lydia Chapman arrived, after receiving a call for assistance from the ambulance service. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​


Sunny said he had had been taught by his mum how to call 999 in the event of an emergency because of her medical condition. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Siobhan, 23, who has since recovered from the seizure, said she was “amazed” by her son’s actions, and “couldn’t be prouder” of him. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

After hearing of the incident, Inspector Luke Hughes presented Sunny with a certificate for his outstanding bravery and courage, along with PC Horne and PC Gary Yarwood. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​


Insp Hughes said: “Sunny told me in detail how he stayed calm, rang 999 and asked for an ambulance before staying with him mum until help arrived. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“PC Horne and PC Chapman were so impressed with how brave Sunny was that they really wanted to reward him. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“It was absolutely right that we recognise exactly how brave Sunny was and it was a privilege to meet him and present him with a certificate. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“Well done, Sunny, you were amazing”. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

PC Horne added: “We don’t often see many calls where a seven-year-old has been so brave to pick up the phone and call 999. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“Sunny is truly deserving of this reward for his outstanding courage and bravery, during what we could only imagine was a very scary time for him and his little sister.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

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