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26th Oct, 2021

West Midlands Police officers and staff honoured for saving a woman who had been hit by a train

Sarah Mason 22nd Sep, 2021

POLICE officers who saved a woman’s life after she had been hit by a train in Berkswell have been given a special award.

PCs Spencer Lunn, Paul Dempsey and Michael Henry and West Midlands Police staff member Dave Raymond were presented with a certificate from the Royal Humane Society for their actions.

The awards are handed out by The Royal Humane Society for acts of bravery in the saving of human life.

In December 2019 the quartet received a report that a woman had been hit by a train near Berkswell railway station and made their way to the scene.

Michael and Dave were the first on the scene and found the woman lying on the tracks with a severed lower leg.

Michael had the power switched off and trains stopped, while Dave started first aid on the woman.

He was quickly joined by Spencer and Paul who used his belt to make a tourniquet to try stop the bleeding.

All four treated the woman until paramedics arrived and continued to help, right up until the she arrived at hospital.

The force’s Deputy Chief Constable, Vanessa Jardine presented them with their certificates on behalf of the society at a special ceremony.

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