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Police Federation

Awards nominee: Warwickshire

Warwickshire Police Bravery 2020 nominee

PC Andrew Hoey

Brave officer rushes towards man with a Samurai sword

PC Andrew Hoey prevented a man from attacking the public with a huge Samurai sword. He was flagged down by several people who had seen the sword-wielding man near Bedworth town centre. PC Hoey challenged him repeatedly to drop the weapon, but he refused. Finally, he deployed Taser to stop the dangerous man in his tracks and detain him, where he was found to be carrying five blades in total.

Warwickshire Police Federation Chair Simon Payne said: "Andrew ran towards danger, knowing full well what he was facing. His bravery and professionalism in protecting the public was at the forefront of his actions.”

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