Bravery awards for police officers and staff after incident in Leamington

Warwickshire Police officers, PCSOs and staff who found and protected a vulnerable man who was intending to do harm to himself during an incident in Leamington were among those to receive a Bravery Award this month.

Sgt Simon Ryan, Ps Allison Wiggin, Pc Jillian Atkinson, Pc Leanne Popple, Pcso Lauren Dwyer, Pcso Alexander Young, Pc Rosie Ruddy, control room staff member Jot Shirley, and Cpt Charles Ayto from the National Police Air Service (NPAS) were those commended for their “brave and courageous actions and teamwork”.

PCSO Lauren Dwyer receives her award from Warwickshire Lord Lieutenant Timothy Cox.

PCSO Lauren Dwyer receives her award from Warwickshire Lord Lieutenant Timothy Cox.

The man was found in a dangerous and distressed state, and officers protected his safety and gave first aid until the arrival of the ambulance.

The awards were presented by Chief Constable Martin Jelley and Warwickshire Lord Lieutenant Timothy Cox.

Mr Jelley said: “The stories of bravery and courage of our officers and staff made me incredibly proud as Chief Constable to host and present the awards.

“The awards recognise in a small way the hard work that takes place throughout Warwickshire by committed officers and staff, who do their best to protect our communities 24 hours a day.”

The officers and staff are based at Leamington, Rugby, Warwick and Leek Wootton.