A four-year-old boy has saved his mum’s life by calling for help when she suffered a severe asthma attack.

Thomas Greenwell, from Gillingham, dialled 999 and then reassured mum Nichola Boyle until paramedics arrived.

Miss Boyle, 32, had become breathless after getting out of the bath. She told Kent Online reporter Nicola Jordan: “Thomas came in and saw I was unable to speak and was really struggling.

“He managed to get my inhalers and call the ambulance. He had seen me having an attack before, but there has always been somebody else around.

“This was the worst attack I have had and thankfully he must have taken in what to do. He even got me a bowl in case I was sick.”

After calling for an ambulance, Thomas followed instructions from the operator. When the paramedics arrived to taken over the care of his mum, he then rang his grandmother in Chatham tell her what had happened.

Miss Boyle added: “Up until then he had kept calm, But when his nan came round he just burst into tears. It was like he was being a child again.”

Miss Boyle attended the Medway Maritime Hospital and was kept in overnight for observation.

Thomas since been presented with a framed certificate from Paul Sutton, chief executive of South East Coast Ambulance Service, and his mum also nominated him for a Pride in Medway award.

The award, set up 16 years ago by the Medway Messenger 16 years ago, has highlighted inspirational individuals from the Medway area.

Categories in the 2017 Pride of Medway Award are: Charity Fundraiser, Community Service, Courage, Good Carer, Green Champion, Health and Hospital, Volunteer of the Year, and Young Heroes.

To nominate someone for Pride in Medway, visit www.pridein.co.uk

Nominations for the next award close on Friday, December 9 2016.