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5 year old hero saves his mother having a seizure

Brealyn Adams dialled 999 and spoke to the operator
Brealyn Adams dialled 999 and spoke to the operator Credit: ITV News Central

A 5-year-old boy from Leicestershire has been given an award after he saved his mother who was having an epileptic seizure.

Brealyn Adams dialled 999 and spoke to the operator while talking to Kathryn Adams at the same time, who was lying on the floor.

He then surrounded her with cushions to ensure she wouldn't get hurt.

Brealyn was presented with his certificate for bravery at East Midlands Ambulance Headquarters in Nottingham.

Brealyn, his mother Kathryn and Grandmother Sadie Adams
Brealyn, his mother Kathryn and Grandmother Sadie Adams Credit: ITV News Central
Brealyn was presented with his certificate for bravery at East Midlands Ambulance Headquarters
Brealyn was presented with his certificate for bravery at East Midlands Ambulance Headquarters Credit: ITV News Central

Award-winning maze marks First World War centenary

The famous Wistow Maze has been designed in the shape of a Field Cannon Credit: Wistow maze

An award winning maze which is carved into a field of corn in Leicestershire each summer, will mark the centenary of the First World War when it opens this weekend.

The famous Wistow Maze has been designed in the shape of a Field Cannon, to pay tribute to the 16 million people across the globe who lost their lives between 1914 & 1918.

The maze features more than 3 miles of pathways in the eight-acre corn crop, and attracts around 15,000 visitors annually, and this year will open on Saturday 19th July.

See 2013's design: Richard III maize maze becomes Monarch's mascot

Firefighter warning after quarry rescue

Firefighters are warning against entering disused quarries after three people needed to be rescued in Leicestershire last night.

Rescue teams were called just before 6pm on Saturday to reports of three people stuck on rocks at Shepshed quarry on Ingleberry Road.

They were rescued from a 30ft high cliff face. No injuries were reported.

Carl Doughton from Leicestershire Fire and Rescue is warning parents and children to stay away from dangerous places during the summer.

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Sexual assault referral centre says people are coming forward now due to more confidence in system

One of the issues surrounding cases of sexual abuse like those emerging today at a children's home in Leicestershire is that many are several decades old.

Today, ITV News Central spoke to a centre that helps those affected by sexual violence. They said that dealing with cases, even those that happened decade ago, is important for both the victims and for bringing people to justice.

Tony Mumford is from the Blue Sky Centre in Nuneaton.

Historic cases of child abuse at Leicestershire children's home emerge

Cases of child abuse have come to light in archived files from the 1960s at Donington Hall in Leicestershire. At the time it was a home that cared for children of stateless families after the war.

Documents show that two refugee boys, aged 11 and 14 were abused by Peter John Moor, who had been a housemaster there.

He appeared in court in Leicestershire in 1965 and was found guilty of two offences against the boys.

Called the Ockenden Venture it had been set up several years before - the idea being it would care for children of stateless families after the war.

Officials at the time said it was a disturbing case but 'little could be done'. Moor managed to avoid a register of those unsuitable to work with children by changing his name whenever he worked somewhere new.

In response Ockenden issued a statement saying:

Ockenden is shocked and appalled by the allegations of child abuse...The Housemaster was suspended and ultimately, convicted and imprisoned. It subsequently transpired that the housemaster had obtained his position at Donington Hall by disguising his true identity and his former convictions.

The Hall today has no connection whatsoever to what happened in the 1960s.

Nottinghamshire MP John Mann earlier this week said that a dossier containing details of abuse was circulated around Westminster - and has said he will be tabling a wide range of questions on abuse. Today he said he wants to know what was done in response to these allegations.

If you've been affected by anything relating to these cases and would like to get help there are several charities out there.

victimsupport.org.uk

rapecrisis.org.uk

rasasc.org.uk

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