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Royal Humane Society Awards Ceremony

News   •   May 24, 2016 15:13 BST

Deputy Commissioner Craig Mackey has recognised the courageous work of a number of officers, staff, and members of the public with awards from the Royal Humane Society.

Those honoured, watched by friends and family, received their awards during a ceremony held at New Scotland Yard yesterday, Monday, 23 May.

The Royal Humane Society is a charity that grants awards for acts of bravery in the saving of human life and, also, for the restoration of life by resuscitation.

Amongst those receiving awards, within their grant categories were:

Receiving Royal Humane Society Resuscitation Certificates:

Security Officer Neil Faust, attached to Parliamentary and Diplomatic Protection, for resuscitating a man who had collapsed on a bus in Streatham Hill;

Member of the public, Mr Sukhminder Jouhal from Haringey borough for resuscitating a woman who had collapsed in the street.

PC Donna Coker, based in Ealing, for resuscitating a man who had suffered a heart attack whilst driving;

PC Rachel Kerr, from Bromley, for resuscitating a woman who had taken an overdose of pills and alcohol in an attempted suicide bid;

PCs Ajay Singh and Ashley Dowse, based in Kensington & Chelsea, for resuscitating a man who had fallen and sustained a head injury in the street;

PCs Simon Hussein and Inderpal Randhawa, from the City of Westminster, for resuscitating a man who had collapsed on the tow path at Lisson Grove Canal;

PCs Sal Azam and Vicky Owens, based in Harrow, for resuscitating a woman who had suffered a cardiac arrest;

Former Met PC James Southern for resuscitating a man who had suffered a heart attack whilst driving.

Receiving Royal Humane Society Certificate of Commendations:

PC Alan Moore, attached to Parliamentary and Diplomatic Protection, for going to the aid of a woman who had been involved in a traffic collision in Westminster;

Detective Sergeant Christopher Gadd, attached to Specialist Crime and Operations, for resuscitating a man who had suffered a heart attack;

Receiving Royal Humane Society Testimonials of Vellum and Parchment:

Police Sergeant Mark Hennessy and PC Philip Bond, from Kensington & Chelsea, for rescuing a man from a burning smoke filled flat.

Deputy Commissioner Craig Mackey, said: "It is with great pride that we formally recognise these acts of professionalism, courage and compassion.

"Their knowledge, skills and determination have been tested to the limits in these challenging situations. Their heroic responses made the difference between life and death.

"They are all fantastic examples of the values we hold dear within the Metropolitan Police Service and I believe we should all be very grateful to them."