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Horsham police officer honoured for saving man pinned under car

PC Paul Cross is honoured at the Sussex Police awards. Photo by Sussex Police

PC Paul Cross is honoured at the Sussex Police awards. Photo by Sussex Police

Two police officers who prevented a man suffering serious or life-threatening injuries last year have been honoured by Sussex Police.

PC Paul Cross of Horsham neighbourhood response team and PC Pete De Silvo from the roads policing unit helped the man when he was crushed beneath his car after a jack collapsed at Chanctonbury Nurseries in Ashington on September 4.

PC Cross called for assistance upon finding the man, and after PC De Silvo joined him they managed to lift the vehicle so the victim could be rescued.

Their swift and decisive actions freed the male who would otherwise have sustained serious or life threatening injuries.

The pair received certificates of merit.

The Sussex Police awards ceremony celebrated outstanding commitment, dedication to public service and exceptional courage by a member of the public.

 

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