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Appeal by Barking grandma to find Good Samaritan who helped her in Romford

PUBLISHED: 09:27 19 March 2018 | UPDATED: 11:49 19 March 2018

Kelly White (left) and her mum Ann are looking to thank their Good Samaritan. Picture: Ken Mears

Kelly White (left) and her mum Ann are looking to thank their Good Samaritan. Picture: Ken Mears

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A Barking grandmother is searching for the Good Samaritan who lent a helping hand after she fell and broke her wrist.

Ann White, 80, was walking her daughter’s dog in Crow Lane, Romford, when she tripped and injured herself.

She lay crying in the street, her wrist fractured in several places.

Kelly, her daughter, was collecting her children in Romford when she heard the news.

“I had a phone call on my mum’s phone, but a strange person saying: ‘Oh, is that Kelly?’” the 46-year-old told the Post.

“She said: ‘It’s ok, we’ve got a blanket round her – she’s shivering and we think she’s hurt her wrist’.”

The stranger, known only as Jo, was driving by when the startled dog darted into the road, said Kelly.

She stopped suddenly, got out and picked up the runaway pooch.

After returning the dog to Ann, she kept Ann company for about half an hour before her daughter arrived.

A worker at nearby scrap dealer Crow Metals reportedly was also at the scene.

“They sat with her and got blankets out,” Kelly said.

“They were keeping her warm, just trying to stop her from getting upset.

“They stayed there when I got there and explained all of what happened; what they saw.”

Her mother was shaking badly. Kelly was worried for her health.

“All we knew is that she couldn’t move her wrist,” said Kelly.

“It looked like, to me, [it was] dislocated – the bone was sticking right out.”

An ambulance arrived from Queen’s Hospital, whose doctors spent all night treating a frightened Ann.

With her mum recovering at her home in Tresham Road, Kelly wants to show her gratitude to the Good Samaritan Jo.

According to Kelly, the selfless stranger had to leave shortly after the ambulance arrived to pick up her children.

She is said to work in Barking and Dagenham College, though Kelly has had no luck tracking her down.

“We just want to say thanks,” she added.

Do you know Jo? Call 020 8477 3802 or email postnewsdesk@archant.co.uk.

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