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As an ex cop I am well aware of the hidden dangers facing Britain's
police officers. What starts off as an ordinary day on the beat can
suddenly turn into a life- threatening situation. In the week
of the Police Bravery Awards we meet the ordinary officers who risk
their lives to protect us. We hear stories of their extraordinary
courage and join them on the street as they continue to crack down on
crime. This is Britain's Bravest This week we are all honouring
Britain's most courageous cops at the Police Federation Bravery
Awards. Most of us are oblivious to the dangers lurking on our streets
but the police are always on the lookout, ready to risk everything
in the war against crime. Today we hear how one courageous cop risked
her life to save officers in south London when they encountered a
vicious criminal. The acid was so strong it had melted through the
vest. It is supposed to be made a very strong stuff. We join Greater
Manchester Police's elite unit in their hunt for their suspected of
cleaning dirty money for the city's criminals, the money launderers.
I think it is this one here with a black bag. You are under arrest on
suspicion of money laundering. Follow the specialist officers as
they pull out all the stops to make It is not just the public our
police are called to protect. One night in April 2006 a routine of
arrest dramatically escalated into a horrendous attack on two police
officers. At great risk to themselves Katy Shepherd and
Charlotte Bradbeer-Dubery stepped Met Police Officers Richard
Holliday and Red Haddouch were on patrol in Earlsfield, south London,
when they clocked a man wanted for breaching his parole. He had a hood
up and a baseball cap so you could only see a little bit of his face.
I knew it was him. We both knew it was him. Red reached out to grab
his arm and he flung it back across us quite aggressively. He spun
round on his heels and went. We chased him and literally didn't get
over half the width of the road before he turned back on us and
confronted us and was saying, "What?" It wasn't like, "What do
you want?" It was like, "What are you going to do about it?" As if he
knew that he had something that could hurt us. Stop there. He got
this orange bottle out of his pocket and did a flicking motion
towards Red and a slashing motion towards me with it. Straightaway I
was aware that something had hit me. Initially I thought it was CS spray
or something because I could feel the burning.
Richard and Red collapsed in agony while the suspect seized his chance
and ran. Pretty soon it was obvious it
wasn't CS spray because the pain built up and up and it was so
intense and there was nothing I could do to alleviate it all. It
was at this point I pressed my orange button. I need assistance
and a paramedic. By sheer coincidence Richard's
girlfriend Louise, a fellow officer, was on duty in the police control
room when his emergency call came through.
I heard screaming, male screaming. When the emergency alarm went off a
personal number comes up which you type in and I saw who pressed the
alarm. It came up with his number. I remember being on my hands and
knees and tried to talking to my radio and at one point I remember
the pain got too intense and I let out this howl. Get off! There was a
thought then that I don't know how this is going to turn out, I don't
know what has happened to him and that I felt then that he was in
serious danger and I was seriously concerned that he would make it.
It wasn't just Louise who heard the call. It interrupted all police
radio traffic and went out to every officer on duty that evening.
we first initially heard them and it was literally screaming in pain
like you have never heard anything really before, it was horrific. PC
Katie Shepherd and her partner PC Charlotte Bradbeer-Dubery were
nearby. Then Katie and Charlotte broke every rule in the police can
book ignoring any risk to themselves they went to help
Richard and Red. Richard has said it is acid. It was
pretty evident that is exactly what it was. To see them in that amount
of pain you can't really describe how you feel. Richard to begin with
was very resistant of us going near him, touching him. He didn't want
us to get hurt. But when you looked at his face and his forehead was
literally grey, the skin was just dead. His saving grace were his
glasses that effectively saved his sight. Fortunately enough we were
right to buy a bar and so we directed the customers in the bar
to bring us out water. Katie and Charlotte threw pints, jugs and
bucket loads of water over Richard and Red to dilute the acid.
Initially when they sat me down on the kerb it was the first time I
allowed myself to think of anything other than pain and I thought how
bad is this going to be? All way through this I pretty much had my
eyes closed because I was worried about the acid going in my eyes.
Every now and then I opened my eyes a little bit and I remember seeing
the hair on my arm burning up and seeing that I had part of my
trousers burnt into my neck on my left leg. Going through my head I
thought my entire face might be completely burnt. All I could feel
was the pain, I had no idea of the extent of it.
As more officers arrived the area was cordoned off while Katy and
Charlotte continued to douse Richard and Red with water.
As much as you don't want to let them know really what you can see,
you have to support them and tell them it was all going to be OK. But
it was awful, really bad. This acid was so strong it had melted through
the Met vest. Which is supposed to be made of really strong stuff. And
here it was, being crippled by this acid.
As all the acid was running off me with the water and splashing
everywhere obviously it was going over them so they were getting
diluted trickles of acid going on to them.
You don't really feel any sort of pain when you're dealing with
somebody in an extraordinary amount of pain.
It is amazing to think of them being that brave but amazing to
think you have people on your team that care that much about you that
would actually do anything to help you.
An hour after the attack the chemical was finally identified as
sulphuric acid. All four officers were taken to hospital.
It was only really when I saw him at a hospital and saw him for
myself I thought he did look bad, but as long as he is here and alive,
anything else you could deal with afterwards.
Katie and Charlotte's courageous actions earned them a Police
Bravery Award and a Commissioner's Commendation.
We were just doing what anyone in our position would have turned,
what any officer would have done. So we feel quite honoured and
slightly humbled about the recognition of the award.
Thanks to Katie and Charlotte neither Richard nor Red received
any lasting damage to their sight but it took over a year of painful
operations for Richard's facial injuries to heal. The offender was
tracked down four days later and As all our officers' experience
shows there is no such thing as a simple arrest. Things can turn
nasty in a flash but our brave cops will do whatever it takes to make
our streets is safer place, especially in our major cities
where crime is at its worst. Manchester, a multicultural
metropolis of around 2.5 million people that is renowned for its
impressive architecture as well as its culture and art scene. But
Manchester is also known for something else. It is one of the
UK's worst cities for crime with a staggering 29,000 violent attacks,
burglaries and robberies recorded in one month alone. And the
catalyst for some of this? Drugs. Something Sergeant Andy Buckthorpe
knows all about. The main issues are people are
taking drugs, Class A drugs, and have to fund their habit somehow.
Generally speaking they are not employed, they don't have a great
deal of income legitimately. So the only realistic way they can fund
their habit is by committing crime. But Greater Manchester Police are
fighting back. In February 2009 the proactive unit made up of 10
specially-trained police officers was set up to target the city's
villains. On average we do three or four
drugs raids per week depending on the amount of information we get
through from the public. Basic riot training. We are also training in
method of entry be it from using the enforcer to smash someone's
door in to doing a full entry going through windows.
The surprise factor is key to all raids and requires heavy-duty
equipment to make a quick entry. PC Gavin Johnson is one of the
officers responsible for getting through the door.
The first bit of gear, this has many functions and uses. We can use
it for putting in glass windows if we need to do a window entry. It
has a spike on one end that can be utilised. And a flat edge to smash
the window. It has a serrated edge here which we can use for clearing
up the glass to make sure it is safe for officers. This weighs in
the region of 23 kilos, 20,000 pounds of kinetic energy. Usually
another person on the other side and we will check the door for
weaknesses. It comes up and down striking into the door. Nine times
out of ten we will be in in a few seconds with this piece of kit.
With a single blow the enforcer can open doors with up to seven
different locks, bolts and chains. From time to time we encounter
doors that have been really heavily reinforced, especially council
doors. The modern council door poses problems. We can bring in
this which we refer to as the blower. It has a kevlar pillow
which when inserted into the frame it is blown up to three, four times
the width it is now which in turn pops the door open.
One major spin-off from drug dealing is money laundering. It is
a serious crime and it is estimated up to �48 billion is laundered in
the UK every year. The proactive unit's Scott Taylor has the low-
down. Money laundering is the process by
which large amounts of money are acquired through criminal activity
and then given the appearance of being obtained through legitimate
sources. They may drive nice cars, go on holiday two or three times a
year, nice houses and money laundering gives a legitimate cover
to how they are living this lifestyle. In the past few weeks
tens of thousands of pounds have been uncovered by Greater
Manchester Police that is believed to be illegal profits from crime.
This morning the specialist team is off to arrest a woman who has been
linked to making the cash look legitimate. Scott and his team have
received intelligence indicating where they might find her.
If we can get an entry into the address and that female is present
after arresting her we will conduct a search. We will be looking for
specific items relating to the offence. Financial documentation,
bank details, both linked to her and other individuals that may have
involvement in this offence. Even though these officers have knocked
on suspects doors hundreds of times they can never predict what might
happen. There was a case a year or two ago where a sergeant I was
working under was quite severely stabbed to the armed. Fortunately
his injuries weren't as bad as they could have been but it just
outlined the risk there is when we go through people's doors.
With all the officers now at the target's house they need to work
fast. They cover all the exits in case anyone inside tries to make a
run for it when they hear that But after a few minutes of banging
on the front and back doors it is not looking good. Unfortunately
there is no answer. We have not got a warrant to enter the address with
force. We were hoping the female would be present. She is not.
The team find out the woman is in the city centre. They call her and
incredibly she agrees to meet them. Scott and fellow PC Brandon Jolly
Whether she knows what we are going to do, I do not know. To search her
address, we need the authorisation, but we can only get that after she
has been arrested, so it is imperative we get to her at the
earliest opportunity, get her arrested, to commence the search of
her home address. It's here on the left now. It's here now. I think
it's this one here with the black bag, mate.
Just as arranged, the woman is waiting at the rendezvous.
Just listen to me for a minute, you're under arrest on suspicion of
money-laundering, OK? So you do not have to say anything, but it may
harm your defence if you do not mention when questioned something
which may be used as evidence in court. Anything to do say may be
given in evidence, OK? Have a sit down with us, all right? We're just
waiting for the van crew to arrive to take her in. She's not been
searched. It's been a straightforward arrest
and the suspect's been read her rights. A van has arrived to take
her off to the police station, while Scott and Brandon drive back
to her house. She's been arrested for the money-laundering offence.
A colleague and I will be returning to her home address with the keys,
with colleagues of ours who've managed to get authorisation for a
house search. And we'll just conduct a house search at her
address and hopefully find some items in relation to the offence
she's been arrested for. Within a few minutes, they get back
to the house. But despite letting themselves in, they still need to
be sure no-one's inside. They can never be too careful.
Hello, police! With the coast clear, there's no
time to waste. Do you want to do the one next to
Every single room and every single item is being thoroughly examined
for any bank statements, savings accounts or financial paperwork
linked to money laundering. So far, A lot of boxes just all around the
edge here. But then upstairs in the loft, they
make a dramatic find. Smell that. It's in a cool bag.
It's not what they are looking for and puts a whole new spin on this
investigation. Happy with that? Yes.
The find suggests that other things may also be going on at the house.
Result. It's looking, the consistency and
smell, is looking like a controlled drug, amphetamine. Which is classed
as a controlled drug under Class B, under the Misuse of Drugs Act. It's
commonly known or used as speed. From the smell... Cheers, mate!
It's quite high in purity. The substance will need to be lab
tested to confirm exactly what it is, but the officers seem pretty
convinced it's the real deal. You'd be looking at several
thousand pounds. But they'll bash that down to make it go further
with mixing agents, so you can easily multiply the price by four
to get a realistic price. Between �2,000 and �4,000.
There's no doubt it's a lucrative business.
You tend to find a lot of these actually in freezers, because
they'll freeze it. In large blocks. This has obviously been sat up
there defrosting, I would have thought, ready to be cut down.
We've gone into the bag and as soon as we've opened it, amphetamine has
a certain smell and straightaway, it's been quite overpowering. In
the freezer bag, you've got these ice packs, tinfoil wraps. They do
sell it in all sorts of forms, but they put it into the wrap and it'll
be sold on in tin-foil wraps. So that's quite a substantial amount
there. It looks like it hasn't even been bashed down yet, so it's a
significant amount. So it's a significant find and it goes hand
in hand with the searches we were doing, the money side of it. So
we'll be seizing the amphetamine as one exhibit and the packaging as
another. So it's quite a good find for us, that. So quite happy with
that. Speed, or amphetamine, is a Class-B
drug that carries a prison sentence of up to 14 years for dealers. Even
if you're carrying it, you could be imprisoned for up to five years.
Strike! A bit like yours, that one, isn't it? Drugs are drugs, mate.
To maximise profits, dealers bash down, which means they add other
substances to the pure amphetamine to make it go further. And even the
most innocuous ingredients will work.
If they were cutting it, we'd be looking for large quantities of
glucose, for the simple reason being that it can add to the effect.
They can bash the drug down, put the glucose in, because glucose
turns into sugar in the body and gives you a rush, which the
amphetamine does itself. So it's available in supermarkets and is a
cheap way of bashing that down really. So we're looking for large
quantities of that. That's the main thing we're looking for.
Every inch of the kitchen needs to be searched. And while they don't
turn up any glucose, they find something more interesting.
There we go. So we've got there just some digital scales. It's got
white powder on. Again, they'll be bashing it up, getting the deals
ready and weighing it on there. It's got traces of the amphetamine
on, which is another good find for the paraphernalia, so they'll be
seized also. The elite squad is uncovering even
more evidence. Getting in the kitchen cupboard,
and snap bags, quite significant again for the possession of the
intent to supply. The drugs, the scales, we also found a bit of
money there, it's all coming together nicely, so it's just
another piece of evidence to add to the rest. There we go.
While evidence is being collected in the kitchen, the team is making
sure they've got everything. You missed that first time round,
come on! You thought it was a chicken nugget, didn't you?!
And the officers finally track down paperwork that could be linked to
the money-laundering offence they've arrested the suspect for.
Obviously, as a result of dealing drugs and leading that lifestyle,
they can make a lot of money. We're intending to seize any bank details,
or any related to any cash or any assets that they might have, and a
further investigation will be carried out at a later date in
conjunction with the criminal aspect, which basically leads to
the seizure of large amounts of money and stopping the accounts,
etc. Meanwhile, in the bedroom, how much
the suspect officially earns has come to light.
There's a quantity of payslips which relate to the arrested
individual. She earns about �94 a week.
And the suspect's passport shows she's frequently travel to exotic
locations. The search has also uncovered a well-used savings
We've recovered what we've come to recover and more. Obviously, the
drug element is a big bonus and she's obviously got questions to
answer regarding that offence. She's been arrested on suspicion of
the money laundering offence and now there's a drug element in it as
well, which just shows all the things slot together. People with
large sums of money are very often involved in the supply of
controlled drugs. It's been a good result for Greater
Manchester's Proactive team and it tells the city's criminals they
will continue clamping down on serious offences and illegal
Even when our coppers are off-duty, they're never off the job. Highly-
trained to deal with the first signs of trouble, their instinct is
to protect the public, whatever the risk to themselves.
It was around 4pm in the typical English seaside town of Weymouth,
in Dorset, when Dave Stroud, an off-duty police sergeant, popped
into the town centre with his wife, Rhiannon.
It all happened on the day before New Year's Eve. My son, who was
four at the time, myself and David went into town just to do some New
Year's shopping in the sales. And after that, we separated,
because time was running out for the car park, we needed to get back
within the hour. While Rhiannon went back to the car,
Dave had to run one final errand, when his detour took a dramatic
turn. I was walking down St Mary's Street,
which is the main shopping street in Weymouth, when I heard a
commotion. You've been following me! I haven't,
I don't know what you're on about! Two people were having an argument,
shouting. I walked towards the two people and shouted, explained that
I was a police officer. But the attacker appeared not to take any
notice, or not hear, and continued to land blows on the face of the
victim. And at that point, somebody standing quite close by shouted,
watch out, he's got a knife. And I could see in his left hand a knife
with the blade open. Dave still hadn't returned. I did
start getting a bit concerned, but then I thought, he's probably just
bumped into somebody, just chatting to somebody. He levelled the knife
at my chest, at which point, I grabbed hold of the wrist, trying
to restrain the knife hand. And there was a bit of a struggle
and, in doing so, I felt a sharp pain, and I presumed at that point
I'd been cut. I managed to shake his hand quite violently enough to
force the knife out of his hand and it fell onto the floor. I arrested
him at that point and I knew I'd been cut.
Meanwhile, Dave's wife was still waiting for him at the car,
oblivious to what was going on. I was keen to speak to Rhiannon on
the phone, so I asked the security guard to dial the number from my
mobile. I spoke to her and I said, I'm sorry I'm going to be a little
bit late. He was totally calm. Nothing to
worry about, everything's fine, and I've been stabbed. And I was like,
sorry, you've been stabbed? He was like, yes, I've been stabbed, and
I'm just waiting for the ambulance. I could see a large pool of blood
on the floor, and it was at that point I had a chance to look at my
fingers, and I saw that my fingertips of my left hand had been
quite badly cut down to the bone. Dave's actions were above and
beyond his call of duty, and heroic. Dave was taken to Dorchester County
Hospital, where his injuries were stitched.
I never saw his fingers, because they were always dressed, until he
showed me the photos. And I think it was then that I realised quite
how bad the cuts were. They were very, very deep, to the point where,
you know, he could have lost his fingers easily. He was being
branded a hero. He didn't see it like that at all, and still doesn't
see it like that. He sees it as anyone would have done exactly the
same. It turns out that the attacker was
a paranoid schizophrenic and had stopped taking his medication. He
was jailed for 12 months for the attack and is now receiving medical
help. I realise now that if I'd placed
myself in a vulnerable situation, the outcome could have been an
awful lot worse. And although I didn't think too much about it at
the time, I've had a chance to reflect on it since and would have
hated to have been killed, leaving my wife and my children without a
father. Dave was incredibly brave. He did something that he is trained
to do, but that he did not have to do, he was not on duty. Dave
stepped forward, put his own life on the line.
If Dave was to see something like this again, I know he would
intervene. I know he would get involved. He wouldn't be able to
help himself, quite honestly. I just hope that he doesn't ever get
hurt again in the way he was, or something worse.
Dave was lucky to get away with just an injured hand. But there's
no doubt his heroic actions stopped an innocent bystander getting
seriously hurt. He earned himself a Next, we're heading back to
Manchester to join the specialist Proactive unit, who face a daily
struggle to target the villains who give their city a bad name. And top
of Sergeant Andy Buckthorpe's list are those involved with drugs.
The majority of people in those areas are good law-abiding people
and the last thing they want to see is drug users turning up trying to
sell drugs and committing crime in between to fund their habit.
It's coming up to 7pm and the team is getting ready for a raid.
Right, everyone, listen here for a sec. The plan for this evening is
we've got a drugs warrant we're going to be executing. Gav and
Scott at the door, Chappers at the back. If you can go straight in as
number one, followed by two, three, four and five. Good. Right, is
everyone ready to rock then? Let's rock and roll then.
Before any raid, all the police have to go on is intelligence. They
do their best to ensure the information is right, but until
they go through the door, they can never be certain. As they psych
themselves up for the job in hand, everyone's on edge. It could be a
dangerous environment we're walking into, we don't really know until we
get there. But hopefully, we can get in and get everybody under
control as quickly as possible and avoid any silliness. This is the
time now where the adrenalin is going, because you really don't
know what you're going to be walking into in a few minutes. It's
the time when the nerves start With 100 years of combined
experience they have encountered many dangerous situations.
often go into addresses and there are people hiding behind doors
waiting for people to come in. The elite team is heading for a housing
This is a close-knit community when news travels fast and the police
are a highly visible presence. So the team is parked some distance
away to stop anybody from raising the alarm at the property they are
The front door is unlocked so it is a quick, unforced entry. Once in
the house it is apparent the occupants posed no threat to the
The occupants are not happy which the police are here. Everybody is
safe, nobody has been hurt. They are explaining what will happen.
Just going to bring the van around. We will get rid of the entry kit,
get a search kit and do a systematic search and turn
something up. But there is one issue. The suspect they are looking
for is not in the house. The young lad isn't here at the
minute but we will work with what we have got. The information is
there so we will carry on regardless and he might turn up
midway through the search. Inside the Proactive Unit begins searching
each room, one by one, for any evidence of an offence. Raiding
homes can provoke a reaction and local residents have begun to
gather outside. We are in the process of searching the premises,
midway through. Once we have done we have got a drug dog that will be
coming to have a look around so potentially there has been drugs in
their that have perhaps been moved recently. The dog would indicate on
it. The police have yet to find any evidence of wrongdoing. Carrying
out raids is a risky operation and sometimes it can upset local
residents. Finally, the police sniffer dog arrives. We have got a
drugs dog in attendance. It has gone into the address. It is a
great weapon intensified been something we have missed. -- in
terms of finding stuff. There will go in there, have a root around all
the rooms. What we have done that I do well would be happy to we have
not missed anything. Inside the house the occupants are distressed.
The search has been going on for a while and the police still haven't
found any evidence. Stand at the door! Officers rush in to stop
things from getting out of hand. All I want is some air. Outside the
watching crowd is also getting agitated. Everyone is fine. I am in
charge so I am talking to you. I am in charge. Everything is all right.
It is a highly charged atmosphere. Don't you threaten me, mate. Grow
up and stop being like a child. Calm down before you get locked up,
that is my advice. Inside everything has settled down and
thankfully so have the onlookers. Obviously we have come in from flak
from the locals on the street. They are still mucking about. --
knocking. We tried to avoid anything. The search is over and
either the officers nor the sniffer dog have found any drugs. The
occupant wants everybody to know. Excuse me, there is nothing in my
We have obviously been there, spent a few hours searching the dress,
the dog has been through, not find any drugs or cash. In this case the
information given to the police has proved to be wrong. But for the
sergeant and his team there will be no let-up in their ongoing battle
Police Bravery Awards are not just given to those who arrest the bad
guys. They are given to those who help the good guys as well like our
next courageous cop who risked his own life diving into freezing
waters to save a woman in trouble. August 2007, and Gwent PC Keith
Seagrim and his wife had just turned in for the night. It was
about 11:30 in the evening. We were in bed when I wife said she could
hear a woman screaming. Help! screams were definitely from
somebody in some kind of distress. The couple's home just outside
Newport lies on the edge off a river. -- of. They rushed outside
fearing someone had fallen in. Quite a lonely spot. It is an area
of thick undergrowth, trees, brambles. To get to the river bank
itself you have to literally force your way through all the brambles
and undergrowth to get there. Can you hear us? Please, help! It was
pitch black, couldn't see anything. Then by a process of listening to
where the screams were coming from we managed to find the lady. I
think I can see someone's hand. They found the poor woman treading
water at the bottom of the 11 foot riverbank, immersed up to her neck.
She was very distressed. Scared. But very pleased that we had found
her. At first we thought we would be able to get her out ourselves.
That was the intention. But it soon became very apparent that was not
going to happen. Phone emergency services quickly. Keith knew there
was only one thing for it. There was no other way to get her out.
Other than to go in to help her. It's a tidal river and I was aware
a young boy had previously down there. You just don't think. She
was shouting and screaming and calling for help. I didn't have any
choice really other than to jump in. Keith was taking a huge risk. The
river is very fast-flowing with strong currents. If he was swept
away there was a good chance he would drown. When I jumped into the
water it was absolutely freezing. It did take me by surprise because
it was August. You imagine the water to be really warm. It wasn't.
I am on my way, don't worry. I had a pair of jeans and a T-shirt. I
wasn't exactly equipped to go into the water. It was very cold. It
became apparent really quickly but that is why the lady was in such a
bad way. The woman had fallen into the cold river while trying to
rescue her dog and had been in the water for an hour and a half. She
was exhausted and showing signs of hypothermia. I thought it will
start talking to her as keeper conscious because it appeared to me
she was drifting a bit. The body was going slightly floppy. I
thought if she passes at now in the water and they have a bit of a
problem. But that wasn't all. Keith soon discovered her leg was trapped.
Don't leave me! For water it was probably to the base of her neck
and her foot was stuck through a tree root which had grown out under
water from one side of the bank so she was well and truly stuck and
couldn't move. Keeps wife went to call the emergency services while
he did his best to keep her head out of the water and keep a
conscious. It was freezing. I had only been in half-an-hour and I can
feel my legs. They now face a long and terrifying wait for help.
knew they would come, my colleagues would come. It was just a question
of when. It seemed like a lifetime but eventually my wife managed to
get back. I went back to the riverbank and reassure the labia
Reassure the lady that help was on its way. I needed to go back up the
path to guide them in. By now Kay had been in the freezing water for
three hours. Keith was keeping her head above the water and she was
slipping out of consciousness. Time was of the essence. I was able to
hold her against the bank. All the time you are worried about the
speed of the river flowing. Finally the rescue service arrived and they
gave Keith a sore to try and cut cane least. I went under the water
and held the branch and cut her free. Three-and a-half hours after
she fell into the water she was pulled to safety. She was taken to
hospital with hypothermia but has since made a full recovery. I was
proud of Keith for going in and staying with her for so long. I
didn't dwell too much on what could have happened. Because it was good
that we had a successful outcome. can smile now but at the time I
don't suppose I was smiling so much. I don't think I would have done
anything different to any other person. Any man that would have
come in that situation would have jumped in. The only advantage I had
as a police officer is that you stay,. --,. -- calmer. He received
As Britain's most courageous police officers are honoured in the Annual Police Federation Bravery Awards, Britain's Bravest Cops tells their stories and highlights the day-to-day bravery of officers on the frontline. Each episode reconstructs extraordinary acts of heroism, and follows police units up and down the country in hazardous operations as they crack down on crime.