A GLASGOW CO-OP worker has been presented with an award for his 'quick actions' when his delivery lorry became engulfed in flames.

John Brown, 43, was on a routine delivery route to a Co-op store when he saw smoke in the freezer of his articulated vehicle.

The hero, who has worked for the company for 20 years, acted fast by moving the lorry to a safe spot before uncoupling the burning trailer from the driver's unit.

Glasgow Times: The lorry became engulfed in flames.The lorry became engulfed in flames.

In doing so, John, from Sandyhills, prevented a significant amount of fire damage to the surrounding buildings. 

His actions have been described as "incredibly brave and selfless."

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John said: “It was only afterwards that the potential scale of the incident, and what could have happened, really hit me and sunk in.

"I generally take things in my stride, and was able to remain calm, I instinctively knew I needed to move the vehicle out of the way and to somewhere safe."

John was given a silver award in the distribution and delivery hero category of the Retail Week Awards 2022.

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The judges noted that they had received "a record number of entries and the quality was incredibly high."

They said: “(John) demonstrated heroic actions under massive pressure and, dangerous and potentially life-threatening circumstances, to help protect people and his community.”

John added: "I never expected to be given an award though, I just did what I needed to do, but receiving this recognition has been a fabulous experience.”