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Off-duty Nottinghamshire Police officer nominated for Bravery Award

PC Lloyd Major Credit: Nottinghamshire Police

A Nottinghamshire Police officer has been nominated for a Police Bravery Award for helping a man with mental health issues who was threatening to jump off a bridge.

PC Lloyd Major was off-duty at the time of the incident in December 2014. He was driving home after a day out with his partner and their daughter when he saw a teenager on the B600 Nottingham Road Bridge, where it crosses the A38 to Alfreton.

Lloyd stopped driving and went to help.

At one point the young man jumped forward, letting go of the barrier, in what appeared to be an attempt to kill himself. PC Major grabbed him and pulled him back over the bridge barrier, receiving some minor injuries as he tried to detain the man.

His brave actions will be recognised at a ceremony in London next month,

It is examples like this that show that a police officer is never off-duty. PC Major has shown his true colours, seeing a young man in trouble, and going to his aid, without thought for his own safety.

– Dave Keen, Chair of Nottinghamshire Police Federation