TWO Fenland officers who tackled a knife-wielding man have been nominated for a national bravery award.
PC Pete Moulton and PC Janine Hagger will attended a reception at 10 Downing Street today are at the Police Federation’s annual bravery awards ceremony tonight (October 27).
On November 1 last year they were called to concerns for a woman in Dagless Way, March. On arrival they were confronted by a man who had armed himself with a Stanley Knife.
He ran from the two officers, who chased him and tried to arrest him.
The attacker assaulted both officers. During the incident he used a garden fork, a large saw, a variety of kitchen implements and a pair of garden shears.
Despite sustaining injuries, the officers were prepared to tackle and contain the attacker for a considerable length of time.
A number of officers then attended the incident and the man was eventually restrained.
The man pleaded guilty earlier this year and was jailed for four years.
Liz Groom, Deputy Chair of Cambridgeshire’s Police Federation, said: “Despite the danger they were in and after both sustaining injuries, the officers persisted in trying to contain this extremely violent man who armed himself with several weapons in a residential area. They showed enormous courage, determination and bravery and are a credit to the force.”
The awards ceremony and Downing Street reception will recognise and honour officers who have risked death and serious harm to protect the public.
One will be crowned 2015’s bravest police officer, with a further eight regional winners also recognised on the night.