Officers who saved man’s life after stabbing commended by force

PUBLISHED: 15:00 07 December 2017

PC's Matt Boiles and PC Samuel Hodson were two of the Weston-super-Mare officers who received the award. Picture: Barry Attwater

PC's Matt Boiles and PC Samuel Hodson were two of the Weston-super-Mare officers who received the award. Picture: Barry Attwater

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A group of police officers who saved a man’s life after he was stabbed have been recognised for their bravery.

Avon and Somerset Constabulary presented Sgt Kellie Millier, PC Matt Boiles, PC Alice Durston, PC Sam Hodson and Sgt Mark Jenkinson with awards for courage and tenacity at the Force Awards.

The team were commended for their quick-thinking after being called to a stabbing which was described as a ‘blood bath’.

The officers arrived at the scene to find a man with serious injuries, gasping for air and bleeding.

A police spokesman said: “Time was of the essence and officers took immediate action using limited first aid equipment and improvising with a high visibility tabard and a belt to help stem the bleeding. Officers calmed the distressed victim, keeping him conscious while attending his injuries.”

The officers were told by ambulance crews their efforts had saved the man’s life.

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