Luton Man Rescues Vicar

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Zulfiqar Afsar Recognised With Bravery Award

A man from Luton who rushed to the aid of a vicar pinned beneath a car following a collision is set to be recognised for his bravery with an award at the Houses of Parliament this week.

Zulfiqar Afsar was one of a handful of men who ran to help Reverend Mike Jones, who had been cycling when he was crushed by a car.

The Reverend, whom doctors described as “the luckiest man in the country”, was able to avoid any serious injury due to the collision.

Since the incident, Zulfiqar says he has been the recipient of a number of awards as recognition of his involvement in the rescue.

He said: “I did not think I would get them and I was not expecting them. I’m surprised about it.

“As a Muslim it’s something I would do regardless of faith. Our core teachings are for Muslims to help anybody and everybody.

“It’s something I would expect anybody else to have done.”

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