Six-year-old praised for 999 call after mother became ill

A six-year-old girl has been praised by police after dialling 999 when her mother fell ill while driving.

Esme, from Yeovil had just been picked up by her mum Jennifer who started vomiting and fainted when driving along the A303 in October 2019.

The recording of the call was released by Avon & Somerset Police, who gave Esme an award for her bravery.

Her mum Jennifer said: "I'm surprised she knew what to do as we've never spoken about it, so it was a big surprise when she took the phone out and called the ambulance.

"Without a doubt she saved my life."