Police officers commended for calming suicide threat man

Four Dudley police officers who calmed down a distressed man who was threatening to jump from a bridge, have been recognised by the Chief Constable.

PCSO John Link, Inspectors Steve Gordon and Jamie Hobday and Sergeant Rob Simpson, found the man, with one arm in a sling, sitting on the wrong side of the ledge in heavy rain.

They spent an hour trying to engage with him and then used a belt to hold him safely as he lost consciousness.

Sergeant James Harrison, who nominated them said without their quick-thinking action, the man could have slipped from the ledge and been seriously injured or killed.



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