A four-year-old girl has been praised after calling 999 while her mum was having a seizure.

Kaitlyn Wright, from Askerswell, became a finalist for a Young Hero award after calling 999 when her mum was having a fit at home.

She was just four years old when she phoned the ambulance service and gave all the important information to emergency medical dispatcher Jess Hodkinson.

Kaitlyn’s mum Charlene has fibromyalgia, which causes her to have up to 40 seizures a week.

Kaitlyn told Jess what was wrong with Charlene, gave her address and stayed on the line until paramedics arrived.

Charlene bought Kaitlyn a pink Disney phone when she was aged three, taught her their address and how to call 999.

Jess, who nominated Kaitlyn for the award, said: “Kaitlyn was very brave and informative. She knew exactly what to do in an emergency.”

Charlene added: “Kaitlyn makes me feel safe. She’s a star.”

Celebrities and politicians attended the awards ceremony in London and saw a series of awards handed-out to NHS workers, volunteers and others who have have gone beyond the call of duty to care for patients.