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Posted on Friday 20 January 2023
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Weardale police are delighted to introduce you their first ‘Young Hero’ of the year…

William Hogarth, 14 was nominated for a Young Heroes award by local County Councillor Anita Savory after showing an enormous amount of bravery, compassion and strength over the last twelve months.

William, whose mother became terminally ill, gave support to his parents during this awful time whilst continuing to attend school and maintain his academic studies. Even returning to school before his mother’s funeral was held last year.

Shaun Hogarth, William’s Dad said: “I am incredibly proud of my son and the strength he has shown over the last year - to find out he has been nominated for a young hero’s award just shows what an incredible little boy he is.

“William is getting back on track and has recently returned to competitive boxing, his next match is in February and we're all rooting for him.

“He also enjoys being in the Cadets and has recently been promoted to the rank of Sergeant, I am just so proud of him and what he has managed to overcome.”

PCSO Chloe Gilding, from Weardale neighbourhood team added: “The strength William has shown over the past twelve months is truly commendable, his attitude to learning and overall willingness to help others makes him truly worth of this award.

“I am delighted to award him our first young hero of 2023.”

Do you know a local young hero like William? Weardale police want to hear from you.

They’re looking for nominations for extraordinary young people (under 18) from up and down the Dales.

If you know of an individual who goes above and beyond, please contact: chloe.gilding@durham.police.uk

From left to right: Dad (Shaun), William, PCSO Adam Turnbull and Councillor Anita Savory.

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