Search

Northfleet mystery hero teens who helped injured guide dog revealed

16:45 21 June 2012

L to R Brian Clarke 15, Josh Barham, 14, and Jack Nettlingham 15. Pic: Andy Barnes

L to R Brian Clarke 15, Josh Barham, 14, and Jack Nettlingham 15. Pic: Andy Barnes

Archant

The mystery teenager who came to the rescue of a blind man whose guide dog had been hit by a car, has been revealed as 15-year-old Jack Nettleingham.

The Reporter told last week how Jack and his two friends Josh Barham, 14, and Brian Clarke, 15, who all attend Northfleet Technology College, were cycling along Coldharbour Road in Northfleet when they saw a dog run over by a car.

The boys rescued the animal from the middle of the road before realising it was a guide dog. They found the owner, distressed and searching for his dog in a field and reunited the pair.

Jack said: “We were cycling along and all of a sudden we saw this dog run into a car. Me and my friend Josh picked the dog up and moved it out of the road. A woman came out with a blanket and a man said he knew the owner. My friend Brian then went around the field and found the man and helped him across the road.”

The incident happened last week. Two days later word got out and when they went into school the trio were praised by their teachers.

0 comments

Latest News

13:14
Last year's Vaisakhi parade in Gravesend

Thousands of people turn out for Sikh celebrations

Yesterday, 12:33
Gravesend pier

Accident happened during repairs off the pier

Fri, 09:28

Two fire engines were called to the scene.

Thu, 19:57
David Dimbleby  Photo:  Jeff Overs/BBC/PA Wire

The five leaders not in government will debate each other on the BBC

Thu, 14:50
Drlling rig

Key marginal seats could be lost according to the campaigners

Most read

Competitions

Glen Moray whiskey could be winging its way to you.

The Glen Moray Classic is a classic Speyside single malt and forms the starting point for the Classic Range.

Seasons 1-4 on Blu-ray, as well as a shiny new Sony Blu-ray player could be coming your way!

To celebrate the fifth series of George RR Martin and HBO’s epic fantasy Game of Thrones, Ladbrokes is giving away a series one to four Blu-ray box set along with a Sony Blu-ray player to one lucky winner!

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Gravesend Reporter e-edition today E-edition