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Members of the public praised, along with police officers and staff members
TWO people who detained a man that threatened them with a knife in Hereford have been commended for their bravery.
Angela Marston and Tom Foster were working in Quay Street for Amey when they saw a group of people acting suspiciously in the garden of a nearby property.
The elderly householder was out at the time, but when she returned, Angela and Tom told her about their concerns and accompanies her into her home.
But, once inside, a man, who was in a bedroom, threatened Angela and Tom with a knife.
However, they managed to disarm and detain him until the police arrived.
The pair were just some of the people who were commended at a recent police awards ceremony.
As reported in the Hereford Times today, Dan Guerche, manager of Play nightclub and chairman of Herefordshire Against Nighttime Disorder (HAND), and Dr David Marshall, from the Bulmer Foundation, received a High Sheriff of Herefordshire award for introducing a scheme where people subject to a HAND ban could attend an alcohol awareness course to address their problems.
Other people who received awards were Sergeant Nigel Hagan, who took command of a difficult search for a woman who was thrown from her horse on the Herefordshire-Gloucestershire border, and Special Constable James Helyer, who was awarded the ‘probationer of the year’ prize for his dedication and ability to engage with the public.
During the past two years, James has completed 1,460 hours in duties - three times more than the minimum four hours a week that is required - and even dealt with the successful conviction of a woman for drink driving.
Inspector Peter Gebbie, Sergeant Andy Scott and Detective Sergeant Mark Peters also received accolades for completing more than 20 years in the police force.
“These commendations recognise the outstanding contributions towards policing in Herefordshire made by our officers and staff, often going above and beyond the call of duty,” said Superintendent Ivan Powell.
“It was also a chance for the force to thank those members of the public whose good deeds and efforts have significantly contributed towards making the county a safe place for us to live and work.”
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