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‘Heroine’ who saved kids now a nurse on front line

A FORMER nursery worker who saved a group of children from a machete attacker in the 1990s has been hailed a hero once again for her work on the NHS front line fighting coronavirus.

Lisa Webb, nee Potts (pictured), was praised for her job as a clinical nurse treating virus patients — two decades after she hit the headlines for rescuing a class of toddlers from a knifeman suffering from paranoid schizophrenia.

Good Morning Britain presenter Pip Tomson shared Mrs Webb’s work yesterday by posting a photo of her on Twitter, captioned ‘heroine’.

Brave: Lisa Webb retrained as a nurse and is helping Covid-19 patients PICTURE: PIP TOMSON

She added: ‘This is my wonderful friend Lisa Webb GM. She once saved children from a machete attacker in Wolverhampton.

‘Today she’s a clinical nurse assisting in this pandemic. Sending her so much love and strength.’ Mrs Webb, who retrained as a nurse, was 21 years old at the time of the 1996 attack at St Luke’s school, Blakenhall.

Knifeman Horrett Campbell injured her and several children — but she was able to shield the three- and four-year-olds and fend him off before he was arrested. She was given the George Medal for her bravery.