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Crawley 5-year-old crowned health hero at national awards

A 5 year-old from Crawley was honoured as Young Health Hero at The Sun’s Who Cares Wins Awards last night.

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Penny Lancaster with Young Hero winner Ronnie Musselwhite. Photo: The Sun

The awards, hosted by Sun columnist and TV presenter, Lorraine Kelly, are now in their third year.

They were set up to allow readers to pay tribute to the selfless medics, researchers, heroes and volunteers who have touched – or in many cases – saved lives.

Ronnie Musselwhite gave his older sister Ebonie a bone marrow transplant last year. Eight-year-old Ebonie had leukaemia and it was her only hope. Ebonie nominated her younger brother before her death in June.

He was handed his gong by Penny Lancaster, who was reduced to tears by his story.

Penny Lancaster said:

“To say I am humbled to be here is an understatement. Sometimes you think life has turned a corner on you, but then someone else turns up to give you some inspiration. The courage this little man has shown is absolutely incredible. He’s only five years old, he’s lost a sister. He was incredibly shy to stand up in front of everyone to collect his award, but he again was so brave.”

His mum, Christine Jenkins, 40, said:

“We want Ronnie to know that what he did still worked, was still brave, even though he lost his sister.”

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Three men sought by police after Crawley town centre shop robbed

Police are investigating an aggravated burglary at a phone shop in Crawley.

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Officers were called to the 3 store, The Martletts, at 12.09am on Thursday, 21 November after a burglary alarm was activated.

Police arrived at the scene three minutes later, to find the glass window at the front of the store smashed and a number of iPhones, Samsung phones and Huawei phones stolen.

Three men were seen on CCTV to approach the store with a crowbar, a large wooden construction mallet and a large builder’s sack.

They were dressed in dark clothing and had face coverings on. It is thought they approached the store via a footpath from the direction of Memorial Gardens, and fled the scene in a black Audi A4.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or who may have any further information is asked to report online or call 101 quoting serial 9 of 22/11.

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