A Liverpool resident has taken to social media to tell of an incredible group of teenagers who administered first aid to an elderly gentleman that had been attacked in a local park.
The incident occurred at Sefton Park – a large public park in South Liverpool – last month.
According to the eyewitness account by Liverpool resident Genene Hale Knight, which has now gone viral on social media, the elderly gentleman, named as Rupert, is believed to have been attacked and “stumbled in to the park” nearby for help where he was found by the group of teenagers.
As well as providing vital first aid, the group of teens are also believed to have stayed with the elderly gentleman for up to 45 minutes until the ambulance arrived and continued to keep him calm at all times.
Praising the teens on Facebook, Genene Hale Knight said: “I was in Sefton Park before [and saw] a group of teenagers gathering round looking concerned. When I went over to see what was happening, there was an old man sitting on the bench covered in blood.”
“These amazing girls and boys were administering first aid to the man who we found out had been attacked and stumbled in to the park for help.”
“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 [and] they even got a nappy from a lady who was there with her baby also helping.”
“They applied pressure held it on the larger cut on the back of his head [and] they [even] ran backwards and forward to the cafe to see if they could borrow a fist aid kit.”
“They took their coats off to keep him warm, stayed with him for 45 minutes till the ambulance came [whilst] keeping him calm at all times [and] they were so respectful and addressed him as Sir.”
“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.”
Given the extraordinary circumstances, the post has understandably gone viral social media, amassing well over 23,000 interactions, 17,000 shares and 6,000 comments from members of the public, not only in Liverpool and the North West, but right across the UK, with many praising the teenagers for their efforts and also sending well-wishes to the elderly gentleman.
Genene added finally that: “All we see lately is negativity on social media concerning teenagers and I wanted to post this to show they’re not all bad, especially these absolute heroes.”
“Well done again guys.”
Incredible misty drone footage shows how Manchester earned its ‘Manctopia’ nickname
Drone footage captured from way above Manchester shows just how quickly the city has grown – and proves that our hometown is well on its way to earning its ‘Manctopia’ nickname.
Cast your mind back just a few years and you’ll remember that Beetham Tower stuck out like a sore thumb, towering many storeys above the next tallest building.
In fact, until just four years ago, the next-tallest building here was City Tower, which was a good 17 storeys shorter than Beetham Tower.
Then along came Renaker with visions for an entirely new skyscraper neighbourhood – Deansgate Square.
This group of skyscrapers now completely dominate the Manchester skyline, with the tallest building a massive 65 storeys tall.
South Tower is not only the tallest building in Greater Manchester, it’s also the 10th tallest in the entire UK, and the biggest outside of London.
It’s all led to Manchester being coined ‘Manctopia’, the name of a BBC documentary that followed property developers Capital & Centric as they redevelop buildings around the region.
One local photographer has managed to capture the unbelievable scale of our new, ultra-modern city skyline, with drone footage soaring among the skyscrapers.
Known on Instagram as @lef_tsotour, they shared a video taken on a misty Manchester morning.
It captures both Deansgate Square, with sun glinting off the many windows of the towers, and the now-dwarfed Beetham Tower.
You can also see the railway lines snaking through the city centre, cars nipping around the ring road, and the comparatively small apartment blocks around Castlefield.
Commenting on the video, one person said: “This is mint.”
Another wrote: “Fricken love this!!!!”
Featured image: @lef_tsotour
Question Time audience stunned as first-time buyer says mortgage quote DOUBLED
Thursday night’s Question Time audience could be heard audibly gasping after a fellow crowd member revealed that her mortgage quote had doubled followed the recent mini-budget.
Taping in Manchester on 29 September, the current events and politics programme was discussing property when would-be first-time buyer Rabia revealed that her mortgage offer had jumped from an initial amount of 4.5% interest to a shocking 10.5% in just a matter of days.
As you can see in the incredible clip, both the audience and the panel are taken aback at the revelation.
The Greater Manchester resident said she is desperate to know what the government’s plan for mortgages is as following the latest revision, she says she simply cannot afford to put the money down on her first home.
Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer weighed in on the social media reaction, quote tweeting the clip from his party’s own account and stating that “the Tories must get back to Parliament and reverse their kamikaze budget” as the current economic mess is being “paid for by working people”.
To make matters worse, Rabia was given no clarification from her lenders, only that they were pulling her offers. Conservative MP and Minister for Local Government, Faith and Communities, Paul Scully had little information to offer her either, simply stating it is a short-term effect and that the market will stabilise.
Scully was subject to an entirely different reaction from the audience as well after his blind attempts to defend Prime Minister Liz Truss and Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng were met with laughter. Conversely, Richard Bacon was met with applause after he labelled the mini-budget “absurd”.
As if the anti-Tory sentiment wasn’t already at a high, the chancellor’s mini-budget – which saw the corporations, bankers and the generally wealthy benefit ahead of the working class – has seen fresh calls for a general election to be held as soon as possible.
Beyond declaring a so-called £2,500 limit on energy bills (which many have warned isn’t a guaranteed cap), there was seemingly very little in the way of policy that
For those still unclear as to what was announced in the divisive mini-budget, here is a quick summary:
Speaking in a speech at the Labour conference in Liverpool on Tuesday, Starmer said that the government “haven’t just failed to fix the roof, they’ve ripped out the foundations, smashed the windows and now they’ve blown the doors off for good measure.