Warrington & Vale Royal College’s hero students attend lunch with the Mayor

Four Warrington & Vale Royal College students, who stopped to help a distressed man on a motorway bridge, joined Warrington’s Mayor and Council Leader for a lunch at the Town Hall this week.

Students Kaileb Walters, James Barnshaw, Connor O’Hara and Nathan Kenyon were presented with a special certificate of appreciation for their public spirit.

The teenagers came to the aid of a vulnerable and distressed man who was standing on the motorway bridge at Junction 9 of the M62 at Winwick. They kept him talking and safe until police arrived at the scene.

Mayor of Warrington, Cllr Les Morgan, said: “These individuals are a credit to their families, college and peers.  They have demonstrated community spirit and acted with compassion, bravery and selflessness.”

Leader of the council, Cllr Terry O’Neill said “Young people often get bad press so it’s great to see these individuals carrying out such a caring and kind act.  These four young students encapsulate what community spirit is all about.”