Police Bravery Awards

Four officers from the West Mercia Police Force who rescued two people from a burning car have been recognised at last night's Police Bravery Awards.

Midlands police officers honoured at Police Bravery Awards

Four police officers from West Mercia Police were honoured at the Police Bravery Awards last night.

Midlands officers PC Dave Williams and Sergeants Andy Jackson, Darren Heyes and Stuart Wells
Midlands officers PC Dave Williams and Sergeants Andy Jackson, Darren Heyes and Stuart Wells Credit: West Mercia Police

Officers PC Dave Williams and Sergeants Andy Jackson, Darren Heyes and Stuart Wells, attended a scene where four cars had collided, when one of them caught fire, trapping two people inside.

Four cars had collided and one of the cars caught fire
Four cars had collided and one of the cars caught fire Credit: West Mercia Police

The officers persevered to rescue the pair, attempting to separate the cars to stop the flames spreading.

Two people were trapped inside the burning car
Two people were trapped inside the burning car Credit: West Mercia Police

Four West Mercia officers praised

Four officers from the West Mercia Police Force who rescued two people from a burning car have been recognised at last night's Police Bravery Awards.

"The sheer persistence of these officers in such deadly conditions is testimony to their professionalism and dedication to duty. Without their intervention, more lives would undoubtedly have been lost. They all put the safety of others before that of their own. Their actions were truly astounding."

– Paul McKeever, Chairman of the Police Federation

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Four West Mercia officers honoured

Four officers from the West Mercia Police Force who rescued two people from a burning car have been recognised at last night's Police Bravery Awards.

Four cars had collided and one of the cars caught fire with two people trapped inside.

As one problem followed another, the officers persevered in trying to rescue the pair, battling the flames with a fire extinguisher, attempting to separate the cars to stop the flames spreading, and removing an oxygen cylinder from one of the cars just before it exploded