A heroic trio saved the life of a vulnerable teenager after pulling her from a motorway bridge and then taking her for a pizza.
Siobhan Gill, Lee Kelly, and her brother James McDonald were driving towards Langley across the Greengate roundabout when they spotted a person on the bridge. So they decided to turn around and noticed a teenage girl on the wrong side of the barrier leaning out.
“All of the cars were just speeding past. We stepped out of the car and said ‘come and talk to us’ but she wouldn’t, she just burst into tears.”
Lee made a grab for the girl and they pulled her over the barrier to safety. The 17-year-old was distraught so the friends decided to take her for a pizza and warm her up to calm her down.
James, 28, said: “When we got her on the other side of the barrier she was really upset. We asked her if there was anyone in particular she wanted to call, but she said she’d had a bad life and been in and out of care since she was young and that she had no friends or family that cared for her.”
“It makes you feel good because there’s one less person in pain and it has a bigger impact, like you made a bit of a difference. I hope if anyone reads this story they’ll know that there are people who care.”
Greater Manchester Police, social services and her home care provider scheduled a meeting with the teenager with the possibility of moving her to a different location for safety.
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