Meet Louis, the 12-year-old who's spent lockdown picking up other people's litter in Milton Keynes

A caring schoolboy has spent his lockdown exercise time picking up litter in his community.

Monday, 22nd March 2021, 11:56 am
Updated Monday, 22nd March 2021, 12:00 pm

Louis used his pocket money to buy a litter picker and has been out every day keeping local streets spotless.

He even paid out for a professional hoop to hold the binbags open for his daily haul of litter.

When a police officer PC Hannelly spotted him during her beat she was so "blown away" by his selflessness that she got in touch with the High Sheriff of Buckinghamshire.

Louis on his litter round

This month Louis won a special Young Hero award at the High Sheriff's annual awards ceremony.

Police described him as a role model, using his time to benefit not only himself but the wider community.

They said many people will be appreciative of the cleaner environment he is creating, without necessarily realising that someone is going so out of their way to make this happen.

Louis’s mum said she was "overwhelmed with pride" at her son's efforts.

Louis goes out every day