Security guard honoured for saving two-year-old’s life

By Christine Lavelle

A SECURITY guard at Heriot-Watt University who saved a toddler from choking to death on a hot dog has been hailed a hero.

Two-year-old Jess Shearer had fallen unconscious at the nursery she attends on the university’s campus in Edinburgh, when Dave Love rushed to the scene and dislodged the piece of food, and managed to resuscitate her before paramedics arrived.

Since the ordeal, Mr Love has been honoured with an award from the university’s principal, Professor Steve Chapman, who declared the father-of-two’s actions as “quick, decisive, professional and instinctive”.

The little girl’s mum, Maggie Shearer, who works for the university’s academic registry service, praised Mr Love, 39, for his quick thinking. Continue reading


Thief tries to getaway with security guard clinging to car bonnet

By Cara Sulieman

A DESPERATE thief tried to escape after stealing booze and dog food from a supermarket despite having the security guard clinging to his car bonnet.

Martyn Wilson, 23, drove through the car park of Asda in Edinburgh with Colin McLaughlin holding onto the front of his car.

After swerving and speeding up he managed to throw the guard of his car before driving off with his haul of beer and dog food.

Today (Tues) at Edinburgh Sheriff Court, Wilson pled guilty to the theft, assaulting Mr McLaughlin and dangerous driving on February 21 this year.

Mr McLaughlin had approached Wilson and his friend after he noticed they left without paying for three cases of beer and two bags of dog food. Continue reading