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Oliver's a big helper

PUBLISHED: 22:36 04 January 2002 | UPDATED: 11:08 03 March 2010

IF you find yourself out in the cold who can you call on?

Ipswich tot Oliver Todd, that's who!

For the three-year-old saved the day after his neighbours locked themselves out of their home in Sturdee Avenue.

IF you find yourself out in the cold who can you call on?

Ipswich tot Oliver Todd, that's who!

For the three-year-old saved the day after his neighbours locked themselves out of their home in Sturdee Avenue.

Unable to get in without breaking a window the pair – a mother and son who asked not to be named – knew exactly who could help.

Oliver's mum, Sarah Willmott, said: "I got a knock at the door and they asked whether Oliver was here and if they could borrow him to get in through the window, otherwise they would have had to break a big double glazing window."

They lowered Oliver through the bathroom window and onto the floor and told him where the keys were.

"He got the keys off the chair in the living room and brought them back to the window so they could get in," said 25-year-old Ms Willmott.

"I am so proud of him. He's always been really good with instructions."

It is the second time that his talents have been called upon.

The first time was when he was two years old and his mum was seeing her friends off when Oliver rushed inside and shut the door.

"He got a little chair to the door, stood on it and just put the keys through the letterbox," said Ms Willmott.

After the recent heroic act the neighbours – a mother and 16-year-old son – gave Oliver £5, which he is going to put in the bank.

As for Oliver, he beamed broadly at his mum before proudly announcing: "I'm a hero."


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