Guard of honour and police motorbike escort for four-year-old boy after 14 months in hospital

A four-year-old boy from Caernarfon received a special guard of honour when he finally got to leave hospital after 14 months.

Hari Jones was discharged from Alder Hey Children's Hospital in Liverpool, where he was being treated for a muscular condition called X-linked Myotubular Myopath.

Police cars, vans, bikes, officers and police dogs all turned up outside the hospital to give Hari a spectacular send-off.

Hari's mother, Ellen thanked hospital staff and Merseyside Police for arranging the memorable moment and for all they have done for Hari during his stay.

Hari is a big fan of the emergency services, especially the police force. Credit: Alder Hey Children's Hospital

Hari was first taken to Alder Hey when he suffered respiratory failure. He then had to stay there for more than a year to be treated for X-linked Myotubular Myopathy, which primarily affects the muscles and, as a result, movement.

The four-year-old is a big fan of the emergency services, especially the police, which is why the heartwarming moment was arranged.

Hospital staff and police officers filled the space outside the hospital, clapping and cheering, to send Hari off in style.

Merseyside Police also arranged for a local police force in Wales to meet Hari on his return home.


Police officers, dogs and vans turned up to send Hari off home. Credit: Alder Hey Children's Hospital

Hari's mother said: "We can't thank the staff at Alder Hey enough and Merseyside Police, they have been amazing, and we want to say a big thank you for everything they've done and for getting us where we are today.

"We're very excited to get home but we'll miss everyone here."

X-linked Myotubular Myopathy is a rare condition that occurs almost exclusively in males. It means a person's muscles get progressively weaker.