Hero lorry driver saves boy from bus stop bullying attack
A lorry driver who got out of his truck to save a boy from being attacked at a bus stop has been hailed a hero.
Sean Swan, 29, was in his lorry in Tipton when he saw the boy being held in a 'choke hold' and being punched repeatedly.
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He stopped his truck and ran over to help the boy as quickly as he could.
According to the Metro, he said: "The young guy was being held from behind his neck in a choke hold while another lad sucker punched him – he had no means of defending himself.
"The third was trying to nick his bike. At first I thought they were just messing around but when the punch came I knew they weren't."
The incident occurred on Wood Green Road in the West Midlands.
Sean said the lads were quite threatening and were older than the boy, perhaps 18 or 19.
The three attackers eventually slunk off, and Sean took the boy over to his lorry.
According to the Daily Mail, he said: "He was white and shaking - the colour had drained out of him. He took two punches and had been held in a choke hold - he was very thankful that I helped him.
"I left my details in case the police needed to speak to me and a female family friend arrived and took him to safety."
Sean said he could not have stood by and done nothing, and hopes that somebody would step in and do the same if it was his son.
According to the Birmingham Mail, YouTube users were quick to praise the man.
Jessica Smith said: "Absolute hero! Stepped up when many many others wouldn't have. Huge pat on the back. Society seems to have become a little numb that this goes on."
Russell Arnold said: "Fair play to the driver. Good job neither of these cowards had a knife, if they're willing to stoop to the depths of ganging up on, and robbing a young child, they're most likely cowardly enough to carry a weapon."
However, Sean said he would have done the same thing even if the boys did have a knife.
Speaking to Metro, he said: "My partner said I was lucky they didn't have a knife. I said that even if they had I would have still done it."
A spokesperson for West Midlands Police said: "We have received a report and enquiries are underway."