Elderly Barkingside woman searching for ‘hero’ coach driver

An elderly Barkingside woman is searching for the “hero” coach driver who took her home after a nasty fall.

Shirley Millett was bleeding on the pavement when the mysterious driver pulled over to give her a lift.

The 76-year-old had fallen after getting off the 167 bus in Cranbrook Road on Friday June 29.

She said: “Somehow I missed the pavement and went flying.

“I broke my glasses and I was bleeding all over and I didn’t know where it was coming from.

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“It was my lip and face, I’ve really bruised myself.”

Shirley was on her way back to Churchill Lodge, where she lives with her husband, after shopping in Gants Hill.

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She said: “My husband was at home when I got in and he was shocked.

“This white coach saw me and picked me up. He driver gave me tissues and asked where I live and he brought me home.

“I thought it was very nice. I don’t know what would have happened if he hadn’t come along.”

Shirley described the gallant driver as in his 30s or 40s.

He was in a white Chiltern coach and said he was on his way back to the depot.

She added: “I was in such a state after the fall I didn’t find out his name.

“I want to say thank you very much, you’re my hero.”

The coach company could not be reached for comment.

If you are the mystery coach driver or know who he is, let us know on 0208 477 3821.

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