Get involved: send your pictures, video, news and views by texting HG to 80360, or email us Click here for more details »
Halstead: Matt Cardle emerges as good samaritan who saved schoolboy
1:00pm Friday 30th August 2013 in News
Popstar Matt Cardle can now be revealed as the unlikely hero who helped a schoolboy home after he suffered a nasty fall from his bike.
Matt and his friend Tom had seen Haydn Vaughan-Peacock, 14, land on his head after trying to perform a stunt at the Ramsey Road skatepark while not wearing a helmet.
The pair helped the Ramsey College pupil home, along with his bike, and ensured his family knew he had hit his head.
Within hours of the fall, on August 11, Haydn was showing severe symptoms such as sickness, an expanded pupil and tiredness.
The East Anglian Air Ambulance had to be called and he was airlifted to Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge where he underwent a three hour operation for a huge bleed on the brain and spent days in intensive care.
The teenager was allowed home after three days and has since heard from Matt Cardle who was keen to know how he was.
Mum Mariea Johnson, of Parker Way, Halstead, said: “You get a cheeky grin if you say to him a pop star brought you home.
Comments are closed on this article.