Refugee, 7, Saves 14 In Leicestershire

2 August 2016, 06:31

AHMAD Leicestershire

Capital's been speaking to a 7-year-old refugee from Afghanistan, who saved himself, his brother and thirteen others in Leicestershire, when they were trapped in the back of a lorry.

Capital's been speaking to a 7-year-old refugee from Afghanistan, who saved himself, his brother and thirteen others in Leicestershire, when they were trapped in the back of a lorry.

They were being driven into the UK from Calais illegally, when Ahmad started to feel like he couldn't breathe in the container.

He text his case worker who he met in France, she was now in New York.

The case worker called police who went and found the lorry at Leicester Forest East services on the M1.

Ahmad is hoping for a better future now he's here.

 

A petition's been set up online for Leicester City Council to award Ahmad the Freedom of the City, more than 300 people have signed it.

The petition needs a minimum of 1,500 signatures for it to be discussed at a full council meeting of Leicester City Council.

Leicester-based poet, journalist and photographer, Ambrose Musiyiwa who started the petition said:

"It is important that we celebrate remarkable children like Ahmad because this could encourage Britain to treat children who are seeking refuge better."

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