Hero to dedicate award to murdered nephew

A HEROIC Ipswich man is set to dedicate a bravery award to his murdered nephew and heartbroken family.Terence Mizen, the uncle of 16-year-old Jimmy Mizen, who was stabbed in the neck at his local bakery in south east London at the weekend, is one of three men to be honoured for their bravery after they saved people from their burning cars.

A HEROIC Ipswich man is set to dedicate a bravery award to his murdered nephew and heartbroken family.

Terence Mizen, the uncle of 16-year-old Jimmy Mizen, who was stabbed in the neck at his local bakery in south east London at the weekend, is one of three men to be honoured for their bravery after they saved people from their burning cars.

Mr Mizen, 56, is being awarded a prestigious Royal Humane Society honour alongside Suffolk policeman Pc Stewart McIlroy and David Alberto following a car crash near Nacton in 2006.

Reports claim that Mr Mizen wishes he could have been there to save his nephew's life, and said that Jimmy deserved the award more than him. He hoped that dedicating to Jimmy would bring the family “a little bit of happiness at such a sad time”.


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Pc McIlroy had been pursuing disqualified driver James Ratcliffe on January 13, 2006 after spotting him driving along the A14.

When Ratcliffe failed to stop at the junction of the A1156 and the Nacton village turn-off his Vauxhall Calibra crashed into a Seat Alhambra driven by 59-year-old Robert Parker, causing both vehicles to burst into flames.

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Pc McIlroy saw the crash and leapt into action, first working to free Mr Parker from his burning car and then turning his attention to Ratcliffe's car. Mr Alberto and Mr Mizen then helped to drag 23-year-old Ratcliffe, who was later given a suspended sentence and a five year driving ban, from the vehicle.

The Ipswich trio are among the guests at a ceremony held in London by the Royal Humane Society where HRH Princess Alexandra, the society's president, is due to present them with their awards.

Police in south London are questioning Jake Fahri, 19, who has been arrested on suspicion of murdering Jimmy.

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