THE assistant Chief Constable of North Yorkshire Police has paid a visit to the boy who helped save his grandfather's life after they fell into a diabetic coma

Chief Constable Ciaron Irvine attended Whinstone primary school earlier this morning to meet five year old, Lucas Carter Wright who, on Saturday, called 999 to request an ambulance and police, to help his Grandad who had collapsed and was unresponsive on the sofa, at his home in Catterick.

Lucas, who was staying over with his Grandad for the night, was able to provide enough detail to Force Control Room Communications Officer Gabby Rudge-Cox to enable her to determine what action was needed and to send a blue light response to Lucas’s Grandad’s address.

LISTEN: The North Yorkshire Police emergency call from Lucas

Seven minutes after Lucas dialled 999, PC James Bowie arrived at the address and thanks to Lucas, was able to enter the property and help his Grandad. PC Bowie was able to determine that Lucas’s Grandad Gary, had fallen into a diabetic coma and provided the relevant care, which he quickly responded to.

Ambulance staff arrived soon after and were able to successfully treat grandad Gary at home.

Chief Constable Irvine said: "It was a pleasure to meet Lucas and his family this morning and congratulate him on his fantastic decision making and bravery, in front of all his friends at school.

“He acted quickly and calmly, showing a maturity way beyond his five years and because of the action he took and his courage to make the call, his Grandad Gary is recovering well.

“All of us at North Yorkshire Police would like to say a massive well done to Lucas and we have extended an invite to him to come and visit our Force Control Room in York, as all the staff are very keen to meet this little hero."

Mrs Rudge-Cox said: “Lucas was brilliant on the phone. He managed to give me enough information to determine that his Grandad was in need of an emergency blue light response and he carried out all the instructions I gave him, like making sure the door was open to enable officers to get into his Grandad’s house.

“He’s amazing. To be five-years-old and be in the middle of a scary and confusing situation, but to know to call 999 shows what an absolute superstar he is and I’m sure his family are extremely proud.”