13-year-old hailed a hero after saving young children from hoverboard fire

13-year-old Jibril Muhammed Faris with his certificate from West Yorkshire Fire service Credit: ITV Yorkshire

A 13-year-old boy from Bradford who saved two young children after a hoverboard exploded has been hailed a hero by the fire service.

Jibril Muhammed Faris was playing at his friend's house when the board set alight while it was on charge. He led his two friends to safety at the house in Wyke and called 999.

"This is a life or death situation... there was too much smoke to get out."

– Jibril Muhammed Faris

Speaking today, Jibril said he had been upset to hear about a burglary that had taken place at the house two days after the fire.

"It's just wrong because when somebody's been kicked down already and they get kicked down even more and they have even less - they have nothing now."

– Jibril Muhammed Faris

Police say they are aware that the house was targeted by burglars, who smashed the rear window and took jewellery. Enquiries are continuing.