Hurt pensioner thanks knight in shining armour
Mystery man helped woman after fall
THE 90-year-old wife of a former Hillingdon mayor is looking for the Good Samaritan who helped her after a recent fall.
Kathleen Langley, who was married to three-time Hillingdon mayor Alf Langley, was returning to her home in Hayes when she fell and landed heavily on her face.
She went into shock and started shivering, but was helped by a stranger who saw her tumble.
The mystery man had been posting leaflets through doors at the time and gave Mrs Langley his coat to stay warm while he called the emergency services. He continued to comfort the fallen pensioner and promised to wait with her until the ambulance had arrived.
Mrs Langley, who was widowed in 2010, said: “I had just been to the doctors and was returning home. I got as far as my gate and the next moment I’m on the floor – I don’t know what happened.
“I was shivering and this young man was way past my house and ran back. He was really kind. He put his coat around me to keep warm and called an ambulance.
“He told them I was bleeding heavily and said he would wait for me until the ambulance arrived.”
The incident happened on January 20 at around 10.30am.
The man kept Mrs Langley company for 15 to 20 minutes until she was taken to hospital.
She added: “I don’t know who he was, but it was nice to see someone acting so nice.”
Doctors initially thought Mrs Langley had broken her nose, but she escaped with a broken tooth and heavy bruising, which left her face purple.
She described her knight in shining armour as a smartly dressed man in his 30s and said: “He was so kind. He knelt down near me the whole time and I just want to say thank you.”