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Dundee Catholic schoolboy rescues pensioner from blaze

A Catholic schoolboy in Dundee has been hailed as a hero after he saved a pensioner from a burning house.

Kieran Walker, 16, of St Paul’s Academy in Dundee (above) noticed last Thursday that a shed next to Angela Sinclair’s house in the Linlathen area of the city was on fire so he knocked on the door to alert her.

When the outbreak spread to the house, he returned to make sure she got out.

The fourth-year pupil at St Paul’s Academy, said he felt he had had no choice but to act.

“I was walking home after football when three kids ran past shouting,” he said. “I noticed the shed on fire and saw it was getting bigger and bigger but nobody seemed to realise. ‘

“I knew the woman inside was quite old so I ran to the door and knocked loudly. When she came to the door, I shouted at her to leave, as flames were shooting up the walls. She said she didn’t want to leave. I stood at the door, screaming at her to hurry up until she eventually came.”

Kieran’s mum Kerry Duffy, 35, a staff member at an under-12s project, said her son is a ‘real hero’ for his actions during the incident.

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