Police Federation


Two Norfolk PC's have has been nominated for the National Police Bravery Awards, after they safely apprehended a man wielding a gun in a pub, intent on ending his life in a 'shootout'.

PC Leanne Payne and an officer who does not wish to be named were first on scene to reports of a man dressed in military style clothing, armed with what was described as a rifle.

The suspect had gone into a local pub, intent on provoking a police shooting as he wanted to be ‘shot dead.’

As PC Payne and her colleague arrived at the location, they were confronted by the suspect with what they believed was a genuine weapon. As the suspect raised the rifle towards the officers, he slipped, allowing the PC Payne and her colleague the time to deploy a non-lethal baton round, which struck the offender in the leg.

The offices then restrained and arrested the suspect, who was subsequently charged and sentenced to four years and four months imprisonment.

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