These are the kind-hearted and selfless teenagers who rushed to rescue an elderly lady who tripped and fell hard on her face.

Sheila Hughes was walking along Aycliffe Road, Borehamwood, with her eight-year-old Jack Russell, Daisy, on Saturday, when she was accidentally tripped by Daisy, causing her to fall onto the pavement face-first.

In pain and with blood pouring from her face, eight teenagers who were opposite ran over to help Mrs Hughes.

They included Mohammid Ketami who run into a nearby Turkish restaurant to grab serviettes and Queens School pupil Oliver Moynihan who rang for an ambulance and administered first aid while listening intently to the call handler.

The group, who were joined by a man and a female driver who stopped, stayed with the stranded Mrs Hughes for around half-an-hour to wait for the ambulance to arrive from Watford.

It turned out that Mrs Hughes, 76, sustained a fractured kneecap and required 11 stitches to her face. She was taken to Barnet Hospital but was released the same day. Her knee has been put in a brace and she is set for an appointment tomorrow.

When Mohammid ran into Mirzan’s, Cllr Michelle Vince’s son, James, noticed the injured woman and Cllr Vince ran out to find the teenagers with Mrs Hughes.

Once she was taken to hospital, Cllr Vince took a photograph of the group before sharing it on Facebook describing them as a “credit” to Borehamwood and their schools.

The teens are Joe Mercer, Mia Plunkett, Jay Embleton, Oliver Moynihan, Calum Egan, Mohammid Ketami, Emily Clark and Jamie Ford.

One of her posts racked up more than 1,000 likes and more than a hundred comments, including the parents of the teens, commending their selfless act.

Seven of the teenagers are Year 10 students at Hertswood Academy while Oliver attends Queens in Bushey.

Mrs Hughes, who only moved to Borehamwood in July, has recalled the moment she fell in the street.

She said: “I just yelled mainly because of how much it hurt my face. I tried to get up but I couldn’t and fell down again on my face. A group ran over to help me. One of them held tissues to my head while they sat me up and stayed until the ambulance arrived. A lady ran to get my son

“I’d like to thank them all so much. You hear so many horrible things about youngsters these days. They did really well.”

Head of year 10 Sarah Badcock and head teacher at Hertswood Academy Peter Gillett said: “We are proud of how our students acted and the understandable recognition they are receiving for their selfless act.

“The kindness and consideration is very much expected from our students and is one we experience on a daily basis in our school.”