Cadet Jonathan wins top award after helping stab victim


Army cadet Jonathan Grundy has been honoured after risking his safety to give first aid to a teenage stab victim.

Jonathan, aged 17, of Stannington, was walking to a friend’s house when he saw a young man limping away from a group of people, calling for help and saying he had been stabbed.

The cadet from Sheffield’s D Company Hillsborough Detachment checked the victim was not armed before assessing his wounds and calling the police. He then rang his brother and told him to hurry round with his first aid kit.

“I could see his leg was bleeding profusely, so I phoned the police, elevated his leg and applied dressings to stem the blood,” said Jonathan.

“I was pretty terrified at the time but knew I had to help.

“Looking back I would do exactly the same thing again.”

Now Jonathan has been awarded a Royal Humane Society Testimonial on Parchment for his courageous act, after being nominated by Captain Christopher Ledger of D Company, the Humberside and South Yorkshire Army Cadet Force.

He said: “We always look to make the cadets the best they can be and Jonathan’s story really encapsulates what the Army Cadets is all about.

“We are very proud of all our cadets and what they achieve but this is the icing on the cake.”

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