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Selfless local heroes recognised at Safer Bromley Awards

PUBLISHED: 15:43 20 March 2013 | UPDATED: 15:43 20 March 2013

Winners at the Safer Bromley Awards 2013 with police borough commander and Safer Bromley Partnership chairman cllr Tim Stevens.

Winners at the Safer Bromley Awards 2013 with police borough commander and Safer Bromley Partnership chairman cllr Tim Stevens.

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A local hero who came to the aid of a church community threatened by an armed intruder was just one of Bromley's most selfless residents honoured at a special awards ceremony last week.

The Safer Bromley Awards, held at The Warren, in Hayes Lane, was a chance to say thank you to community champions for their contributions to the borough.

Police borough commander Steph Roberts and Safer Bromley partnership chairman, Cllr Tim Stevens, were on hand to present trophies to the winners.

Among those awarded was Stephen Izegbu, who saved five elderly people in St Barnabas Church, in St Paul’s Cray, last year when an armed man attacked their singing group.

In the Above and Beyond category, Lesley Morgan was recognised for her work with young people on road safety issues after her son Ben, a Ravens Wood School pupil, died in a scooter accident.

Speaking on the night, Cllr Stevens said: “Times are challenging for everyone at the moment and that makes the contribution you all put into your local communities even more special than ever before.

“For that I thank you and, whether you win an award or not, as members of the partnership, community leaders and volunteers, you are secure in the knowledge that you have all played your part in helping to keep Bromley safe and pleasant for all of us.”

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