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


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.


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