The Croydon Borough commander has paid tribute to the bravery of the two police officers involved in the South Norwood fire rescue.
– Chief Superintendent Richard Wood, Croydon Borough commander
"The professionalism and bravery of DS Woollard and DC Pryce was truly outstanding. They showed what the Metropolitan Police is all about - keeping our communities safe - and they put aside any concern for their own safety to make sure that the people inside those flats got out safely. Thanks to their quick thinking and actions a tragic disaster has potentially been avoided."