Bravery award for Stevenage cop who tackled gunman in Letchworth

A POLICE officer based at Stevenage was recognised this week for his bravery. The National Police Public Bravery Awards were presented as part of the Association of Chief Police Officers Summer Conference in Manchester. Pc Arron Worbey was given the Royal

A POLICE officer based at Stevenage was recognised this week for his bravery.

The National Police Public Bravery Awards were presented as part of the Association of Chief Police Officers Summer Conference in Manchester.

Pc Arron Worbey was given the Royal Humane Society Police Medal for his actions during an incident outside Boscombe Court in Pixmore Avenue, Letchworth GC.

It was around 11.45am on August 23, 2007 when Pc Worbey, who was off duty at the time, came across a disturbance in the street.


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A group of men were arguing and one man was shot. While Pc Worbey administered first aid and called the Hertfordshire Constabulary control room, the loaded gun was picked up by another male who threatened members of the public.

Pc Worbey rushed at the man and safely took control of the gun without anyone else being injured.

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Herts assistant chief constable Alison Roome-Gifford said: "Officers carry out amazing work across Hertfordshire on a daily basis to safeguard communities.

"Although Arron was off duty at the time what he did was above and beyond the call of duty."

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Issued by Corporate Communication Hertfordshire Constabulary, Stanborough Road, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire AL8 6XF Tel: 01707 354588 * Direct fax: 01707 354589 * Media line: 0871 550 3003 www.herts.police.uk Page 1 of 2

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