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Teenagers Help Bleeding Elderly Man After He Is Attacked In Park

Teenagers Help Bleeding Elderly Man After He Is Attacked In Park

They performed first aid after noticing the man had a 'shocking' amount of blood on him

Jess Hardiman

Jess Hardiman

A group of teenagers came to the aid of a man in Liverpool after he was attacked, performing first aid to help stop his bleeding.

The man - who is a well-known figure around Lark Lane - had been reportedly approached from behind, punched and kicked on the ground as he took a stroll in Aigburth at around 3.10pm yesterday (5 July).

After staggering to a bench in Sefton Park, he was found by a group of teens on their way to get fish and chips, with 16-year-old Bella Low saying he was covered in blood and had significant injuries.

Sefton Park.

Bella told the Liverpool Echo: "We were walking through Sefton Park, just going to the chippy on Lark Lane.

"Next thing I turn around and I seen this man sat on a bench. The amount of blood on him was quite shocking.

"My friend, Lily Hamer, was next to me and I said Lily we need to go and help this man."

Luckily, Bella and her friends had received training in first aid at Army Cadets, so knew they needed to try and stem the bleeding.

Having asked the man for his permission, Bella said they checked his injuries and found lacerations above his eye and a large cut on the back of his head.

She continued: "He told us he had been walking along near Sefton Park, he was just walking and a man ran up behind him and hit him.

"Then he was on the floor and he said all he could see were feet flying at him."

Another member of the group, 17-year-old David Southern added said: "We used tissues to stop some of the bleeding and asked for a lady who was pushing a pram if we could have a nappy to try and stem the blood coming from his neck.

Bella and friends came to the man's rescue.

"He was in quite a lot of shock so we made sure that people didn't crowd him and waited with him until police and ambulance arrived."

According to Liverpool Echo, the man is now recovering at home.

Witnesses noticed how caring and helpful the teenagers were being with the man, and posted on social media.

One person called Genene Knight, said: "These amazing girls and boys were administering first aid to the man...

"They calmed him down, held tissues and wipes to the multiple cuts on his head and face. They were so quick thinking and just sprung in to action.

"I was in awe of them and how they handled the situation. I just wanted their mums and dads to see this and to say how proud you should be of them."

Bella continued: "It sounds strange but at the time we didn't think of it as a big deal, we were just helping an old man who needed to be helped.

"We didn't think we were going to get a big reaction."


David said he was surprised about how the post went viral on Facebook, adding: "We were just doing what we had been taught and wanted to make sure he was okay.

"It's nice that people have been so kind about it but we really didn't do it for the recognition.

"My friend Bella was all over it, she was brilliant and we are glad to hear the man is at home now."

David's mum Vicky also spoke about how proud she was of her son and his friends.

"He is such a kind and lovely boy, they are all a great group of kids and I am so proud they stopped to help," she said.

"They just reacted on instinct and it is amazing what they did."

A spokeswoman for Merseyside Police said the force is investigating the attack, and that officers believe a male offender made off in the direction of Sefton Park.

The spokeswoman said enquiries are being made in the local area.

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Topics: Liverpool, UK News, News