Recognising Our Hampshire Heroes At The Police Bravery Awards

Three Hampshire Police officers were recognised at the National Police Bravery Awards on 13 July.

Back in June 2022, PC Robert Davies, PC James Pawley and PC James Langmead restrained a man holding a knife to a woman’s throat while also dealing with a dangerous house fire.

Last month they attended the National Police Bravery Awards reception at Downing Street before attending an evening ceremony.

Hampshire Police Federation Chair Zoë Wakefield said she was very proud of them. She said: “Their actions were amazing, at a really traumatic incident that could have gone horribly wrong. The victim and her two children came away with only minor injuries and, apart from PC James Pawley, who suffered a stab wound to his hand, all the other officers just had smoke inhalation.

“It was brilliant that they got a lot of coverage. They were interviewed by BBC, ITV, Sky, and several local radio stations.

“It could have been so very different if they hadn’t acted the way that they had. I think it’s really good to show that, actually, this is day-to-day policing, it can be this difficult and can be this challenging.”

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