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Leamington man in Nice terror attack rescue

Leamington Editorial 15th Jul, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

AN ENGINEER from Leamington caught up in the Nice teror attack has told how he rescued an elderly man from being tramped.

Jim Harris was on a road trip with friends and had stopped off in the French Riveria resort to watch the firework display celebrating Bastille day.

The 26 year-old and friends were watching from a few streets away from where Tunisan national Mohamed Lahouaiel Bouhiel ploughed a lorry into the crowds of people killing at least 84, including ten children. Over 200 people were injured – 52 critically.

Mr Harris told the BBC: “You could see the fear in people’s faces as they ran towards us. That’s when we knew we had to move.

“I saw this elderly man fall to ground, so I quickly lifted him up because I didn’t want him getting trampled by the swarm of people.”

Bouhiel was shot dead by police.