A heroic six-year-old who stepped in after noticing her baby brother having a frightening seizure has been praised. 

Alice Cadywould, from Paisley, alerted her dad that her little brother Teddy was having a seizure in November last year.

The young child also went to her neighbours for help, whilst keeping an eye out for the ambulance arriving.

The Gazette:

Alice recently visited Paisley Ambulance Station along with her dad Robert, mum Margaret, gran Nancy, and brother to receive a bravery certificate from Clare Scott, area service manager for Argyll and Clyde.

Robert, who works as a manufacturing agent, said: "Myself and Margaret are extremely proud of Alice and how well she handled what recently happened to Teddy, as well as all the other times Teddy has taken unwell.

"Teddy was only eight months old when he first took seriously unwell and spent two weeks in hospital.

"This was when we found out he had a fold on his brain called malformation of cortical development and he was then diagnosed with epilepsy as a result of this.

“We have never kept anything a secret from Alice about Teddy’s condition and she knows exactly what to look out for in Teddy when he is having a seizure.

"When we received the letter from Clare we were both over the moon for Alice.”

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The crew who attended on the day, were Lewis Mccoll, technician, Chris Murphy, paramedic and Jennifer Blaney advanced practitioner, all based at the Paisley station.

The family also met other staff members including ambulance care assistants Derek Taylor and Gillian Fyfe, Anthony McNair, paramedic, and Phillip Black, VQ4 student.

Clare said: "This was an incredibly brave thing for Alice to do. It was lovely to meet her and her family at Paisley station and commend her actions.

"Her brother is very lucky to have such a caring sister.”