Heroic boys who helped direct traffic in Northampton identified after Chron story

Antony Eames (left) and Lewis Parker (right)
Antony Eames (left) and Lewis Parker (right)

Two teenage boys who helped direct traffic after a set of temporary traffic lights in Northampton stopped working have been identified after a Chronicle & Echo story about their efforts.

Weston Favell Academy students Antony Eames and Lewis Parker, both aged 14, spent two hours making sure traffic could get through after both sets of lights stuck on red last week.

When he tried to tell me why he was late in I didn’t believe him. I actually grounded him but now I feel a bit guilty

Barbara Parker, mother of Lewis

After a Chron story was posted on the website and social media last Friday, Lewis’s mother Barbara got in touch to say she was delighted at her son’s behaviour.

She said: “I did not know anything about it until I saw the story on the website.

“He came in late and I moaned at him. When he tried to tell me why I did not believe him. I actually grounded him but now I feel a bit guilty.”

Margaret Beere, 57, from Cordon Close, Northampton, who was driving her mobility scooter near Weston Favell Shopping Centre when she spotted the boys, said she thought they deserved a police award.

She said: “They were absolutely fantastic, so many people moan about kids but these boys were wonderful. I would like to thank them and I know the police do too.”