Hurt pen­sioner thanks knight in shin­ing ar­mour

Mys­tery man helped woman af­ter fall

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS - By Goolis­tan Cooper goolis­tan.cooper@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

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.”

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