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Superhero Police Officer Apprehends Would-Be Robber Whilst Out Dining With His Wife

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 Off-duty police officer who apprehended a robber whilst out for a meal with his wife is one of a number who have been honoured at a police award ceremony. PC Chris Green was off duty in Norton when he noticed a man trying to steal a woman’s handbag outside the restaurant he was dining in. He ran out of the restaurant and chased the robber who was violent and abusive, and was able to restrain him until his colleagues arrived.

Police Constable Chris Green said: “My job is to protect people and my instinct at the time of the incident was to help the lady in danger. I am happy to have received the award and to have taken another criminal off the streets to prevent further crime from happening.”

Officers and staff from Cleveland Police and Sopra Steria, as well as members of the public have also received awards for their outstanding work.

The awards ceremony was held at Cleveland Police Headquarters on Ladgate Lane in Middlesbrough yesterday, Wednesday 25th May 2016.

Almost 40 individuals and teams were nominated for awards which were presented by Temporary Chief Constable Iain Spittal and Temporary Deputy Chief Constable Simon Nickless.

Others awarded included a team of detectives, sergeants, inspectors and staff from the Corporate Communications Team after they were involved in a critical incident where they had to locate a high risk missing 14-year-old girl.

The teenager had been in contact with someone from out of the force area via the internet and officers and staff had to work collectively and quickly with each other as well as partner agencies, other forces and the media to locate the girl as quickly as possible. 

The girl was located within twelve hours of being reported missing.

Temporary Chief Constable Iain Spittal said: “These awards recognise the level of team work, dedication to duty and determination of individuals to keep the public safe. 

“Each person who has received an award has shown outstanding bravery and has gone above and beyond to protect people and I am extremely proud of each and every one of them for their hard work and utmost professionalism.”

 Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland, Barry Coppinger said: Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland, Barry Coppinger said: “It is very important to recognise those who make a remarkable and often unseen contribution to the police service.

“I am confident that members of the public will also be proud of their achievements as they have delivered a fantastic service to our local communities.”

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Meet the Hero PCSO, Paramedic and Sainsbury’s Staff who saved mum on Christmas Eve 

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Earlier this week we reported the ‘Arnison Angels’ saved a mum who collapsed and stopped breathing on a Christmas shopping trip with her family has met the ‘Arnison angels’ who saved her life.

Catherine Maguire, 48, was shopping with her husband and three children on Christmas Eve at Sainsbury’s Durham’s Arnison Centre when she suddenly collapsed.

The alarm was raised by staff and first aider Janet Atkinson, a Sainsbury’s employee, came to Catherine’s aid.

She was followed by husband and wife Durham Constabulary PSCOs Debbie Sadler-Knox and Malcom Knox who happened to be patrolling in the area.

Janet and Debbie gave Catherine CPR and were joined by another Sainsbury’s employee, Lee White.

A short time later, off-duty paramedic Stephen Tate (pictured with Debbie, Catherine, her husband John and their three daughters) saw what was happening and also assisted.

As luck would have it the store had a portable defibrillator which was used on Catherine, who had suffered a heart attack.

She was then airlifted to James Cook University Hospital by the Great North Air Ambulance.

Thankfully Catherine, from Framwellgate Moor, is now recovering well from the near-death experience due to the quick actions of all involved.

She said: “I can’t thank everyone enough. From the Sainsbury’s staff to police, to the health services.

“Everyone was just fantastic and really did save my life.”

PSCO Debbie Sadler-Knox said: “When I saw what was happening, the training just kicked in and thankfully everything turned out ok.

“It is just great to see Catherine here with her family in much happier circumstances.”

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Alan Horujko Hero cop saves students from brutal murder during campus attack 

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A hero cop has been named as Police Officer Alan Horujko. He put others first during a knife attack at an Ohio State University.

The officer immediately responded to reports that a car had ploughed into pedestrians and began attacking people with a butcher’s knife.

Fearing mass murder Officer Horujko shot dead the attacker moments after the incident begun.

The attacked has been named as a Somali-born student at the university, 18-year-old Abdul Razak Ali Artan.

He started attacking people with a knife but was shot in less than a minute by the officer who was nearby.

It is believed  two people were being treated for stab wounds, four were injured by the car and two others were being treated for cuts, university officials said.

Police are treating the incident as a terror attack.

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Hero Cops save girls life of girl who wanted to kill herself

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Two fast-thinking police officers have helped saved the life of a girl who text her mate saying she wanted to end her life. Officers were quickly alerted and began searching for the girl.

The officers were alerted to the incident in the early hours of November 14, when Police Constables Daryl Jones and Mark Bullock, from Southend’s Local Policing Team, were patrolling Southend.

With the clock against them, the officers began searching the area and found a girl who matched the description. She had walked four miles from her home alone after sneaking out in the middle of the night and was on her way to Southend town centre to harm herself. The pair pulled over and approached the girl cautiously.

Upon seeing the officers, the girl broke down and became upset. Daryl and Mark reassured her that they were there to help her. After calmly engaging with the girl, the officers managed to negotiate with her to get in the police car so they could get her out of the cold and talk to her.

She spoke openly with Daryl and Mark about the difficulties she had been experiencing and how she had text her friend in the hope that the friend would get help for her.

She thanked the officers for finding her so quickly and the pair reassured her that they would get her the further help she needed.

Daryl waited with her whilst Mark made a difficult call to her parents to inform them of the situation and that their daughter had not come to any harm. Her dad thanked the officers for finding his daughter so quickly and ensuring her safety.

The girl was taken to a mental health suite for assessment and her parents thanked the officers again for finding their daughter so quickly and getting her the help she needed.

Daryl said: “I’ve never seen more of a genuine reaction for help from someone than when the young girl broke down when she saw myself and Mark and knew we were there to help her.”

Mark said: “We were just fortunate that we were in the right place at the right time and were able to locate her and help her, I have no doubt if we hadn’t of found her it would have been a different outcome.”

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