Police officers awarded for hit-and-run bravery

Four police officers from South Wales Police have been given awards for their bravery when they tried to stop a hit-and-run driver in Cardiff. Matthew Tvrdon killed a woman and injured seventeen others in October 2012.

Police officers commended for hit-and-run bravery

Four police officers have been given awards for their part in trying to stop a hit and run driver who killed a woman and injured seventeen other people in Cardiff.

The officers, from South Wales Police, used their vehicles to stop the driver Matthew Tvrdon in October 2012.

He later admitted the manslaughter of Karina Menzies on the grounds of diminished responsibility and was detained under the Mental Health Act.

PC Gary Giles, PC Andrew Simmonds, PS Andy Stephens and PC Dean Haworth were given the awards at the National Roads Policing Conference.