AN army cadet has been rewarded for confronting an aggressive drunk who claimed to have a bomb and a gun.
Aaron Williams, of Townsend Lane, Kingsbury, received a special commendation from the Lord Lieutenant of Greater London.
The corporal in the Royal Engineers cadet force was 15 when he noticed a drunken man bothering children as he waited for a bus in February last year.
He got on the same bus as the man and saw him hassling other people after they both got off at the same stop.
When the man began demanding money, Aaron confronted him, warning he was going to call the police.
The drunk did not desist and the cadet intervened again when the man hassled a mother and her child at Kingsbury Tube station.
When the drunk claimed to have a bomb in his bag and a gun in his pocket, Aaron pinned him to a wall and called the police. Officers found the claims to have a bomb and a gun were false.
Aaron, who received his award from Lord Lieutenant Sir David Brewer, said: “I feel happy to know that what I’ve done has been noticed and at the same time surprised to think that I’ve received an award. I am truly thankful and grateful.”
It was his second prize for outstanding action. He has won a Jack Petchey Award for work in the field with the cadets.