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.