A mystery hero who helped to save a fellow Heathrow worker’s life has come forward to tell his story.
Stephen East, 55, of Hillingdon, collapsed in a Heathrow carpark from a severe brain tumour he had known nothing about on April 19. The last thing he remembered before passing out on the tarmac was a blurred vision of a man helping him, so he put out an appeal in Heathrow paper Skyport to find the good samaritan.
Naginder Dhanjal, 62, of Harlington Corner, was working when he noticed Mr East stagger towards him, then vanish from view. When he ran over to check he found the man lying on the ground.
Naginder, who has worked at Heathrow for 20 years, said: “When I saw the Skyport article, I was really pleased to see he was OK.
"There was a lot of blood. I was very shocked, I think he had a very nasty fall. He was lying on his back and there was blood pouring from the back of his head, so he must have fallen backwards and hit the ground hard
“I tried to talk to him but realised he was completely conked out. So the first thing I did was phone 999 and ask for an ambulance.
"I stayed with him until they arrived, and kept talking to him, but he was really gone. You get little accidents happening all the time, but not something like this. It was quite scary."