Firefighters change Sir Patrick Stewart's tyre after puncture near Shipston

'To boldly go where no fire crew has gone before': Alcester firefighters with Sir Patrick Stewart after changing his tyre. Photo: Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service
'To boldly go where no fire crew has gone before': Alcester firefighters with Sir Patrick Stewart after changing his tyre. Photo: Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service

Warwickshire firefighters made national news after assisting acting legend Sir Patrick Stewart when his tyre blew near Shipston.

The well-known thespian was en route to Stratford-upon-Avon to support a Royal Shakespeare Company fundraising event when he suffered a puncture near Shipston fire station.

Alcester crews were called to assist the motorist in need, best known for his roles in Star Trek and X-Men, and went on to change his tyre for him when he asked for directions to a garage.

Sir Patrick thanked the crews on Twitter, saying they went 'over and above the call' of duty, with a picture to go with it.

Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service wrote on Facebook: "Our crews are just amazing, very proud that their first response is always to help those in need!"