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Echo, August 18, 2005

FIRST AID AWARD FOR TEENAGER

A 16-YEAR-OLD from Linton was named a St John Ambulance First Aider of the Year after trying to save the life of a motorist who had collapsed in his car.

James Thorne, of The Grove, received the award at a ceremony in London for his efforts to save David Sillery, a popular maths teacher at Linton Village College.

James was on a bus home from Cambridge when he passed the school and saw Mr Sillery’s car surrounded by other people.

Having learned first aid through being a member of the Linton Air Training Corps. James stepped in to help resuscitate the teacher before medics arrived and took over, but they were unable to save him.

POLICE VOW TO CRACKDOWN ON DRUGS

Police in Haverhill said they would continue to combat drugs after narcotics, including crack cocaine, with a street value of £1,200, were found during a raid on a house in Somerset Court.

Two men were arrested following the raid.



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