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Hero officer commended for road-ram rescue

A police officer who brought an unconscious mother's car to a halt by ramming it into a motorway safety barrier has been commended by his Chief Constable. PC Pattison was forced to intervene to save the woman, and a young child who was in the back seat, after seeing her "staring at the roof" of her vehicle with her head thrown back.

The "tactical contact" near East Midlands Airport yesterday was authorised after officers were alerted by other motorists who had seen the Peugeot collide with the central reservation on the nearby A42. Leicestershire Chief Constable Simon Cole said:

"On a daily basis officers are called to a variety of scenarios, often involving no criminal activity, and are required to put their lives at risk in order to protect the public. I am immensely proud of the officers involved and want to thank them for their bravery in bringing this incident to a swift and safe conclusion."

– Leicestershire Chief Constable Simon Cole

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