Boston council worker becomes UK’s first Local Government Hero

'Have-a-go hero' Kevin Capps.
'Have-a-go hero' Kevin Capps.

A STREET cleaner at Boston Borough Council has become the UK’s first Local Government Hero.

Kevin Capps has earned the title through the Guardian newspaper’s Local Government Network.

The website launched a search last week for council staff members who have gone above and beyond the call of duty.

Street cleaner Kevin has been recognised for the part he played in thwarting an alleged robbery attempt in Boston Market Place.

Kevin said: “I didn’t really have to think about it, someone needed help and I just reacted.

“It’s a bit much to be hailed a hero - I’m getting a bit of stick from my mates.”