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Two solihull shoppers honoured with bravery award in Manchester

Solihull Editorial 26th Nov, 2015 Updated: 21st Oct, 2016

TWO Solihull shoppers have been honoured by the country’s top cops for stopping a supermarket till snatch suspect.

Antony Smith, 51 from Meriden, and Wayne Edmonds, 50 of Knowle, were presented with a Police Public Bravery Award at a special ceremony in Manchester.

The pair were shopping in Tesco in Solihull on February 14, 2014, when a man tried to rob the till.

Officers were en-route to the store when they received a call saying the offender had been detained by two members of the public following a short struggle.

Without knowing if the man was armed or had accomplices, Antony and Wayne continued to restrain him until officers arrived.

The offender was charged with this matter and another similar offence the previous day.

The case is currently on-going at court.

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