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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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26-year-old man tasered and arrested at Crawley hotel after threatening people with hammer

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A 26-year-old man has been arrested at a Crawley hotel after he threatened people around him with a hammer.

Police were called to The Grange Hotel in Crawley at 3pm on Tuesday (4 August).

He was subsequently tasered to ensure the safety of members of the public and officers.

The man was subsequently arrested on suspicion of affray, criminal damage and possession of an offensive weapon in a public place.

He has since been released under investigation, but detained under the Mental Health Act.

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