Mother's thanks to teenage heroes

A GRATEFUL mother and her two young children have been reunited with the teenage heroes who saved them after a fire broke out in their flat block.Louise Ashton was able to thank brave 15-year-olds Joshua Cramer and Daniel Ridgeon for their rescue after they disappeared following their heroic act.

A GRATEFUL mother and her two young children have been reunited with the teenage heroes who saved them after a fire broke out in their flat block.

Louise Ashton was able to thank brave 15-year-olds Joshua Cramer and Daniel Ridgeon for their rescue after they disappeared following their heroic act.

The young mother and her children - Marcus, two, and 11-month-old Jess - were pinned back on their second floor landing in their Acacia Avenue flat by the heat of the fire, which had broken out in an armchair only yards away.

Joshua, who is hoping to train as an architect and studies at County Upper School in the town, ripped his t-shirt into create makeshift masks to shield the terrified toddlers from the worst of the smoke.


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Yesterday, she got a second chance, adding: “The children were terrified at the time and they (the teenagers) were so good with them. It is really great to get this chance to thank them both.”

However, the modest teenagers played down their heroism. Joshua said: “The screaming just did it - we went without thinking about it.”

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Daniel, who helped carry the children to safety said: “We weren't really scared because the adrenaline just took over.”

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