Hero security guard Adam Sharman has told how he dragged a woman to safety just moments before her car turned into a fireball. The 26-year-old was driving home from work at JCB1 when he came across a two-vehicle smash on the outskirts of Cheadle2. Within seconds, Adam and another passing motorist realised a woman was trapped inside her burning vehicle.
The pair then managed to prise the crumpled door open before pulling the woman out as the car became engulfed in flames.
The Citreon Saxo turned into a fireball seconds after Adam pulled the woman out
Adam, of Stoke, said: When I stopped you could see the smoke . I got out and there was a smashed up Citreon Saxo . I could hear the woman screaming.
“She was stuck behind the steering wheel and the chassis was all crumpled . The engine was on fire and we had to bend the car s door frame because it wouldn t open.
The flames started to get bigger so we decided just to take an arm each and kept dragging her back the car then completely went up in flames . We took her quite far back but you could still feel the heat.
Adam has been credited with saving the woman’s life
Emergency services including the police, fire service and ambulance soon arrived on the scene in Cheadle Road at around 10.15pm on Friday (November 3). The woman was then taken to hospital after suffering serious injuries to her legs.
But Adam believes it could have been a lot worse had he and the other motorist not stopped.
The accident on Cheadle Road (Image: Staffordshire Police)
He added: If it was someone I cared about I hope someone would do the same thing . I always try to help out . I thought to myself afterwards that had we have been there just five minutes later it could have been horrific . Luckily we were able to get her out.
Throughout the incident Adam kept his bosses at JCB up-to-date.
He said: I was updating work anyway so they knew what was happening but I asked if they could use my GPS location and send all of the emergency services.
They arrived shortly afterwards but by this time it was enough for the car to have up in flames.
Adam Sharman helped save a woman’s life when he pulled her out of her burning car.
PC Dave Stubbs, from Staffordshire Police3, was one of the police officers who attended the crash between the Saxo and a Land Rover. He said: In my view these people saved her life . They came across the collision and within seconds sprang into action and pulled her from the car.
Police have released a picture of a man they want to speak to in connection with an incident where a security guard was racially abused and assaulted.
The guard was subjected to a ‘torrent of racial abuse’ before being pushed over as he tried to stop two thieves shoplifting near Piccadilly Gardens1 . The pair had been stopped by the security guard outside City Tower in Piccadilly Plaza after trying to steal items from a nearby store. They then ran off down the street following the attack at 2.20pm on Thursday, October 12.
Pc Louise McFarlane, of GMP s City of Manchester team, said: This racial attack on a man simply going about his job is unacceptable.
It s appalling that this kind of thing can happen at any time, but especially in broad daylight in a very busy part of town.
I m asking for anyone who recognises the man in the image, or who was there at the time, to please come forward and help with our investigation.
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Anyone with information can contact police on 101, quoting incident number 1128 of 12/10/17.
Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
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A suitcase has been left on a bus at Piccadilly bus station sparking a security alert. Police were called to Portland Street after the suitcase was found on the 192 bus at 11.35am.
A spokeswoman for GMP said: “We were called just after 11.35am to reports of a suitcase left on a bus.
“We were called to Portland Street .
Officers will be making their way to the the scene.”
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