Asda driver helped save life when customer failed to answer door

Ozzy Iqbal, a driver for the Asda Chesser Supercentre in Edinburgh, knew something was wrong.

Asda driver helped save life when customer failed to answer door Asda
Asda: Delivery driver Ozzy Iqbal helped to raise the alarm.

An Asda delivery driver helped to save a home shopper’s life after becoming concerned when the regular customer failed to answer their door.

Ozzy Iqbal, a driver for the Asda Chesser Supercentre in Edinburgh, rang the man’s number a couple of times and then sought help from a neighbour.

The pair were then able to access the gentleman’s house, where he was found unwell.

Emergency services were alerted and the man was taken to hospital to receive the care he needed.

Mr Iqbal said: “He is a regular customer and when he did not answer I became a bit worried about him.

“I managed to reach a neighbour who was able to help – I’m so glad we were able to do something for the poorly shopper.

“I love my job and enjoy seeing my regular customers each week.”

Asda bosses commended Mr Iqbal’s quick-thinking and diligence.

James Duncan, online trading manager for the supermarket chain, said: “Ozzy is a very hardworking and consistent employee who has been with us for several years.

“He is very friendly and receives great compliments from our customers.

“He is a key member of the team, and I was not surprised to hear that he had done this as he is such a caring character who always looks out for others.

“We are very proud of him.”

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