Mum praises her 'alert' milkman

A DISABLED woman from Locking has praised her 'fantastic' milkman after he called the police when he spotted her front door was open at 5am. Annette Routledge, aged 48, of Canberra Crescent, has a twisted spine and sleeps downstairs on a mattress as it is

A DISABLED woman from Locking has praised her 'fantastic' milkman after he called the police when he spotted her front door was open at 5am.Annette Routledge, aged 48, of Canberra Crescent, has a twisted spine and sleeps downstairs on a mattress as it is painful for her to move around.On Thursday, while Frank Gee, was out on his milk round at the former RAF camp, he saw that Annette's door was open so he called the police in case she was in trouble or had been burgled.He said: "I thought something was amiss so I went round to the security hut and phoned the police to get them to check it out."Annette, who lives with her two children, Sara, aged 17, and Craig, aged 15, was surprised when the police walked into her home at 5am to make sure she was OK. She said: "The wind must have blown the door open."Somebody could have come right in, or I could have been really ill."Frank is a lovely fellow, he deserves praise for what he did. There aren't many folk like that around any more."Former bus driver Frank, aged 51, of Pitman Road, Weston, has been a milkman for Dairy Crest for six months. He also helps to run the Comfort at Christmas charity for the homeless.* Pictured: Milkman Frank Gee with Annette Routledge.


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