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Heroes commended

PUBLISHED: 15:37 26 November 2008 | UPDATED: 10:27 12 August 2010

PROUD: Paul Deadman and Adam Smith with their commendations.

PROUD: Paul Deadman and Adam Smith with their commendations.

POLICE officers attended a special ceremony to receive the highest commendations from Met Chief Sir Ian Blair. Four officers from Bromley were

POLICE officers attended a special ceremony to receive the highest commendations from Met Chief Sir Ian Blair.

Four officers from Bromley were commended at the service at New Scotland Yard last Thursday by Commissioner Sir Ian Blair.

Bromley police constables Stuart Manuel and Christopher Taylor each received a Royal Humane Society Award after resuscitating a man who had collapsed in an epileptic fit at Orpington police station last September.

Two other former Bromley police officers were awarded Resuscitation Certificates by the Royal Humane Society for trying to save an 80-year-old woman who collapsed and stopped breathing after being burgled at her home in Charterhouse Road, Orpington.

Constables Paul Deadman, now based with Aviation Security, and Adam Smith, were called out on November 16 last year where they found Margaret Hawkins, who had injured her arm during the robbery.

She refused hospital treatment but while talking to another officer she collapsed.

Constables Deadman and Smith tried to resuscitate her until the ambulance arrived 15 minutes later but Mrs Hawkins died 48 hours later after suffering a heart attack.

Police continue to appeal for witnesses and information.

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