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Police step in and help injured man

Wednesday August 15 2018




TWO officers have been praised after helping an elderly man who was injured.

PC Julie Hollingdrake and PC Lynne Bates were on patrol when they found an elderly man who had fallen off his mobility scooter, which had overturned.

The officers administered first aid to cuts on his arm and attempted to contact his family.
When the pair weren’t able to reach anyone, they decided to transport the elderly man home to get him comfortable.

While the elderly man got a ride home in the SYP car with PC Bates whilst PC Hollingdrake was responsible for riding the man’s scooter back to his home.

Once they got him home and comfortable, the officers tried again to reach his family and this time managed to get through.

Inspector Julie Mitchell said: “While this isn’t your typical policing story, I thought it served as a really positive example of the extra lengths our officers go to in order to keep vulnerable people safe.”

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