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Elderly man is reunited with the officers who came to his aid.

News   •   Aug 17, 2015 18:07 BST

[IMAGE: Mr and Mrs Druce at Costa with the officers and Costa staff]

Police officers from Redbridge Borough and Costa staff met with Martin Druce and his wife, Heather Druce, on Monday, 17 August following his accident in the coffee shop last month.

On Thursday, 30 July officer were called to reports of an 81-year-old man who had injured his head in Costa.

On arrival, officers found Mr Druce losing a considerable amount of blood. The officers immediately administered first aid and with the help of a member of the public stopped the flow of blood. London Ambulance Service attended and conveyed him to an east London hospital, where he received six stitches to the wound.

Mr Druce had travelled to Ilford from Enfield on the day of his fall and his car had been left parked with a blue badge in Ley Street, Ilford. PC Lee Smart contacted the local traffic enforcement team who later cancelled a parking ticket fine which had been issued.

Officers from Redbridge continued to support the family by keeping in touch with them.

PC Lee Smart, from Redbridge Borough, said: "It was a pleasure to meet with Martin and Heather. I was so pleased to be able to help Martin and thankfully he has now made a full recovery."