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Honours for officers who helped man in midst of suicide attempt

Two officers, who ran to help a man in the midst of a suicide attempt, have been commended for their selfless actions. 

PCs Andrew Blythe and Gary Phillips were called to reports of a man trying to kill himself at a house in Balsall Common in May last year.

PCs Blythe and Phillips handed awards by Chief Constable Dave Thompson
PCs Andrew Blythe and Gary Phillips were awarded for their life saving actions on Tuesday 19 November

On arrival they found the man trying to leap out of a first floor window and bleeding heavily having stabbed himself in the neck. 

Without fear for their own safety, the pair pulled him back inside the flat and used towels to stem the bleeding until paramedics arrived.

The wound was very deep and the man lost a severe amount of blood, but thanks to the actions of our undaunted PCs, he survived. 

Their life-saving efforts have been recognised with a Chief Constable’s Award and a Royal Humane Society certificate of commendation, which were presented during a ceremony on Tuesday 19 November. 

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