LISTEN: Rugby girl, 5, calls 999

A brave youngster who called 999 when her mum collapsed has been commended by police.

Sienna Adderley, five, called police after her mum Katie fell unconscious at their home in Rugby on Thursday morning. She remained calm on the phone while looking after her younger brother Ryley, aged one.

Sienna has been commended by police

Sienna has been commended by police

Police and ambulance attended the address, and were able to force entry to the property after Sienna told officers she was unable to reach the door.

Katie was treated by ambulance staff at the scene and has now recovered from the incident.

Sienna will be commended for her tremendous courage by officers from Rugby West Safer Neighbourhood Team during an assembly at her school.

PC James Graham, who attended the incident, said: “Police officers from Rugby Response and Safer Neighbourhoods Team attended an incident reported by a 999 call. The caller was five year old Sienna reporting that her mum was ill. That in itself is amazing but she also stayed on the line while checking her mum and looking after her younger brother. All the attending officers thought she was fantastic and a superstar. She just took it all in her stride. She deserves recognition for her actions and her parents are rightly proud of her.

“We would encourage other parents to teach their children from an early age, how and when they should call 999, as this incident show’s how vital it can be should an emergency arise. Sienna used the 999 service, exactly how it is meant to be used, and is a shining example to others.”

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* See this week’s Advertiser for an interview with Sienna and her mum