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England stars Martin Corry and Ben Kay have been hailed as heroes after they spent an evening helping motorists and villagers caught in the floods in Gloucestershire.

The Leicester Tigers duo were on their way home for a break from England training at the University of Bath when they were caught in floods in the village of Weston Subedge near Chipping Camden.

The pair put their bulk to good use by pushing stranded cars away from the rising water, and assisted motorists and trapped villagers after flood water halted their own progress home.

They also handed out some of their dry training kit to those who had been stranded before spending the night in Kay’s Mercedes.

One of the victims of the flood, John Symons, was quick to sing the praises of the gallant players.

“They lent us some of their training kit to keep warm, which was very much appreciated,” he said.

“Then, with the village street resembling a river, they helped to push cars out of the way and carry flood victims to safety for a number of hours, with a total disregard for their own creature comforts and well-being.

“These two gents were an absolute credit to themselves and their sport.”

Both Kay and Corry played down their heroics after finally arrived home in Leicester more than 24 hours after leaving Bath.

“We were happy to pitch in and do what we could to help people,” said Kay.

“In situations like that, people muck in together. Besides, they bought us a pint for our efforts!”

Corry said: “People have picked up on us being involved because they knew who we were, but it wasn’t just us, everyone in the village was coming out to help and we were just happy to be able to do our little bit.”

 

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