A TEENAGER who rushed to the aid of a motorcyclist after a crash has received more recognition for his bravery.

Michael Norman, who lives in Atherton, was walking on Bag Lane in the town on his way to get a bus to school in February when a collision took place between a car and a motorbike.

The impact hurled the motorcyclist on to the roof of the car before he was sent crashing on to the road surface.

Michael, who has learning difficulties and attends Oakfield High School and College in Hindley Green, immediately went to the rider's aid.

Michael dialled 999 and relayed first aid instructions from the ambulance service call handler to a group of people, including the driver of the car, who were there before paramedics arrived to treat the casualty.

The rider suffered leg injuries.

Michael's act of bravery to step in and help was rewarded by Greater Manchester Police, who presented him with a Chief Constable's Special Recognition Certificate.

And now Michael has won two more accolades at the My Community Hero awards in Bolton.

Michael, who turned 16 two days after the ceremony, was presented with the Outstanding Bravery award before winning the overall prize on the night, My Community Hero 2019.

His mum Dee, 47, said: "Michael is an inspiration, especially to people who have learning difficulties.

"Everybody on the night were amazing with him and were shaking his hand and congratulating him.

"He is a very kind-hearted, loving and caring person.

"Our family are extremely proud of him."

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Michael with his mum Dee and step-dad David

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Michael with one of his awards

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Michael's Outstanding Bravery award

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Michael, who has an interest in working in media production behind the scenes, will also be volunteering at Bolton FM over the summer behind he goes back to college.

Standing at 6"5 and known affectionately as a "gentle giant", Michael said: "It was a surprise to win the awards.

"I did not really expect it to happen.

"It will definitely be a memorable moment for me when I look back at my 16th birthday."

More than £2,450 was raised at the awards ceremony.