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Brave Bromley police officers awarded after saving suicidal woman's life

PUBLISHED: 10:08 04 December 2013 | UPDATED: 10:08 04 December 2013

Sgt Doamekpor receiving his commendation from borough commander Steph Roberts.

Sgt Doamekpor receiving his commendation from borough commander Steph Roberts.

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A pair of Bromley officers who saved the life of a suicidal woman have been commended for their bravery.

Sgt Brian Doamekpor and Sgt Brett Smethurst were awarded certificates by Bromley’s borough commander, Steph Roberts, and the mayor of Bromley, Cllr Ernest Noad.

On August 22 last year, police were called to Petts Wood train station after a call from a woman, who informed staff that her friend was suffering from depression and was going to kill herself.

Both sergeants arrived at the station in time to find the woman on the edge of the platform with a train fast approaching.

Without hesitation, they pulled the woman back and wrestled her to the ground.

Insp Mark Major, of Bromley Police, said: “These officers acted with extreme bravery and prevented a 21-year-old woman from certain death.

“They were at risk of both being pushed onto the tracks during the struggle and of being struck by the train, as the woman was right on the edge of the platform, yet neither officer hesitated in placing themselves in extreme danger to help.”

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