Police Federation

Awards nominee: Leicestershire

Quick acting cops save suicidal man

PC Steve Isherwood, PC Stephen Williams and PC Alex Cullum-Kenyon saved the life of a knife-wielding man who had cut his own throat. The trio were attending a domestic violence call from a woman who said her partner was smashing up her flat, was threatening to take an overdose, and had tried to throw her down the stairs. Officers found him holding a large knife to his throat. He slashed at his throat and was bleeding profusely. PC Williams managed to stem the flow of blood using a towel, and the officers administered crucial first aid as they waited for ambulance crews to arrive to take him for emergency hospital care.

Leicestershire Police Federation Chair Dave Stokes said the fast response from the officers – whilst still facing an unknown danger - had undoubtedly saved the man’s life.

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