BTP officer receives bravery award

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The passenger was trapped after suffering a fit

A POLICE officer who went to the aid of an epileptic man is to receive an award.

The British Transport Police officer crossed a line at at Glasgow’s Queen Street station to rescue the man who had become trapped between two platforms after a fit.

The officer will receive an Area Commander’s Certificate of Commendation at a ceremony later tonight.

Others being recognised are the officers who were confronted by a group of 30 rowdy Polish football supporters at Haymarket station. They quickly contained the group, ensuring they were unable to travel to the match in Dundee.

Another group of officers being rewarded are those who had to endure trying conditions while escorting a group of football supporters on a train between Berwick upon Tweed and Edinburgh following a pre-season friendly match. Officers who found one man to be in possession of a firearm.

Chief Superintendent Ellie Bird, area commander for the Scottish area of BTP said:

“These officers and public-spirited individuals are extremely deserving of their accolades. The Scottish area of British Transport Police is grateful for their hard work and assistance and this ceremony is our chance to say thank you and recognise their contributions.”

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