Woman praises builders after they aided 84-year-old

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An Ilkeston resident would like to issue a “thank you” to builders after they aided an 84-year-old woman who tripped and fell.

Annette Cooper has praised builders at the site of the new Morrisons store, in Field Road, Ilkeston, after they sprung into action and called an ambulance to the scene.

The 84-year-old woman, called Sheila, tripped and injured herself on the path at the side of the building works.

Mrs Cooper, along with a few other concerned pedestrians, stopped to help but did not have a phone.

She said: “One of the workmen, Richard, came over and asked if we needed an ambulance calling.

“On behalf of everyone there, I’d like to say a big thank you to him.

“I’d also like to thank the other workmen for their help, including one who climbed over the fence to direct the ambulance when it arrived.”

Sheila has been taken to hospital with minor injuries to her nose and knee, which she bumped when she fell.

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