Newtongrange pensioner’s thanks to paperboy

Alex Philip, St. Annes, Newtongrange with paper boy Gareth Fleming (15).
Alex Philip, St. Annes, Newtongrange with paper boy Gareth Fleming (15).

A NEWTONGRANGE pensioner has thanked the local boy who helped save his life.

Alex Philip snr collapsed in Main Street, Newtongrange, on April 4 and received first aid from 15-year-old Gareth Fleming.

They had an emotional meeting at Mr Philip’s home on Tuesday following a month’s treatment at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.

The 79-year-old had suffered a heart attack while waiting for a bus.

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