Hero rescues stabbed woman

A DRIVER who was first on the scene when a woman was viciously stabbed in Worle High Street has told how he helped save the

A DRIVER who was first on the scene when a woman was viciously stabbed in Worle High Street has told how he helped save the 29-year-old's life.Father-of-three Mike Morgan jumped out of his van and ran to where Kelly Parker was being assaulted.The 50-year-old, who was delivering newspapers at the time, hit the attacker with an iron pole. The culprit then rode away from the scene on a bike. Mike quickly put his jumper over Kelly's wounds to try to stop the bleeding and dialled 999.Kelly has been left fighting for her life after suffering puncture wounds to her neck, head and shoulder. She is in a 'critical but stable' condition in Bristol's Frenchay Hospital. Mr Morgan, who lives in Bristol but delivers daily to Rooksbridge and Mark, as well as the Worle area, said: "I took my jumper and put it over her neck. I said on the 999 call 'this girl is dying'."Luckily another bloke on a motorbike pulled round and he was a fireman who knew first aid."She was really out of it. I stayed with her. It felt like forever but it was maybe only 10 minutes until the ambulance came. I was covered in blood. The police took my shoes and trousers."I'm usually about earlier than 7.30am but I was a bit later as I had been talking."The girl's family have asked the police to thank me. It still gives me the shakes when I pass the spot where it happened."Kelly was set upon by a man on a bike at around 7.30am on April 14. The attack happened opposite Greenwood Road, close to the Golden Lion pub.Her landlord, Jonathan Cooke, said: "She is very attractive and so gentle and thought about everyone else."She phoned me once to ask if she could keep a pet. It was a goldfish."You couldn't help but want to help her. She is a nice kid."Police officers say one of the bikes involved in the incident is still missing and there is an appeal for members of the public to keep a look out for it. It is described as a blue mountain bike and if found people are requested not to move or touch it, but to stay with it and call the police.* Roland Vincent Jones, aged 47, of Damson Road, Weston, appeared at North Somerset Courthouse in St Georges on Monday on a charge of attempted murder.


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