Mother’s pride at sons’ actions to help others

Jamie, left, and Liam Suttle
Jamie, left, and Liam Suttle
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A mother has spoken of her pride at they way her two sons took action to help others within weeks of each other.

Teresa Suttle’s youngest son Liam, 21, was one of two people who went to try to help Bury St Edmunds man Stephen Sharpe after his car hit a wall at Barningham on March 24. They tried to resuscitate him but he was pronounced dead in hospital.

Mrs Suttle, from Thurston, said: “I’m so proud. I would like everyone to be aware a 21-year-old did something like that and pulled a man out of a car.”

She said other people had been too shocked to move.

Then, a few weeks later, Liam’s brother Jamie, 22, saved Bury Rugby Club’s clubhouse from serious damage.

Jamie was passing the clubhouse in Rougham Road when he noticed smoke, though people in the capark were ignoring it.

“It could have been someone starting a log fire when I first saw it,” he said. “But as I got closer it started to ring alarm bells because it didn’t look right.

“I went and looked through the windows and all I could see was smoke and then flames coming .”

He called the fire service and tried to see if there was anyone in the building, but has since been told nobody would have been there for another 45 minutes.

Club chairman Mike Robinson said: “We’re extremely grateful to him, and I’m sure a lot of other people are who are looking forwards to our biggest event of the year on May 4, the International Sevens Competition.”

Teresa said: “The fire could have got out of hand and been a lot worse.”