Grantham baker a ‘knight in shining armour’

Ben Johnston (right) cames to the rescue of Anne Day (centre) when she tripped and cut her nose while walking with her husband Angus Day (left).
Ben Johnston (right) cames to the rescue of Anne Day (centre) when she tripped and cut her nose while walking with her husband Angus Day (left).

A “knight in shining armour” came to the rescue of a pensioner who tripped and cut open her nose.

Anne Day, of Redcross Street, Grantham, was walking along Castlegate on Thursday evening when she tripped over a drain cover which was raised at one end.
She said: “It’s a very serious tripping hazard so I came down with a tremendous crash. I’ve never had a knock like it.”
This week, Anne Day thanked Ben Johnston for coming to her rescue.
Ben, 21, a baker at Watkin’s in Grantham, had pulled over in his car as he saw Mrs Day lying on the pavement covered in blood.
He said: “I did first aid at college and knew what to do.
“I put pressure on her nose to stop the bleeding and got another lady who stopped to ring an ambulance but they were asking loads of questions and it was taking ages.
“So I took them to hospital myself.”
Husband Angus Day said: “He was absolutely wonderful.”
Mrs Day added: “He was a knight in shining armour.”