A four-year-old autistic boy has been dubbed a hero by his Lower Sydenham mum after “saving her life”.

Sasha Amanze, 41, of Kirtley Road, suffered an epileptic fit in her home at about 7.20pm on August 31.

Her son De'khari was with her at the time and knew exactly what to do.

Ms Amanze, who has endured seizures since she was 19 years old, previously taught De’khari how to call emergency services on her Samsung Galaxy S6 in case an episode ever occurred.

After she collapsed on the floor, the youngster picked up her phone, scrolled through her contacts and phoned the police.

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De'khari holding his mum's phone

The mum-of-two told News Shopper: “I had one of my epileptic fits in my home and my son managed to phone the police.

“All he had to do was scroll through my contacts and find the picture of a police car. He did that when it mattered and I'm so proud of him.

“He saved my life and he's my hero - if he wasn't there with me when I had the attack then I could've died.”

Ms Amanze cannot remember the moments leading up to her epileptic fit but reckons it took her at least 20 minutes to regain consciousness.

She was taken to University Hospital Lewisham while De’khari stayed home with her 15-year-old son.

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“De'khari knows what he's done, everyone that passes him in the streets praises him,” the proud mum said.

“I regained consciousness and saw these people staring down at me and I asked 'what are you doing in my house?' They told me my little boy had called them. I didn't know where I was.

“Police had to kick down the front door to get in the house so it must've been scary for him. But they said he wasn't screaming and he just stayed back while they attended to me.”

Ms Amanze started to teach De’khari how to call emergency services on her phone ever since she had a seizure at Toys R Us in March while shopping with a friend.

She added: “My epileptic fits have happened in front of De'khari before. We were in Toys R Us shopping with one of my friends.

“Ever since then De'khari has known how to work my phone – he looks at the pictures and knows who to call.

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“He rings his grandma all the time on my phone just by looking at her picture.”

The Metropolitan Police confirmed they were called to Ms Amanze’s home.

A spokesman said: “We were called to Kirtley Road at 7.29pm to a woman who had collapsed.”