Com­men­da­tion for as­sault help

Warragul & Drouin Gazette - - NEWS -

A man who saved a teenage girl from an as­sault in War­ragul ear­lier this year has re­ceived a po­lice com­men­da­tion.

Chris Bow­man of Moe was work­ing in War­ragul on Fe­bru­ary 10 when he in­ter­vened in an as­sault on a 16-year-old girl who was walk­ing to school.

De­tec­tives said Mr Bow­man was driv­ing past when he saw a man as­sault­ing the girl near East­ern Park in Nor­manby St.

De­tec­tives said Mr Bow­man stopped the as­sault and also ap­pre­hended the of­fender.

“His ac­tions pre­vented a se­ri­ous as­sault and likely es­ca­la­tion of the as­sault,” de­tec­tives said.

The of­fender was ar­rested and charged. He was later con­victed and sen­tenced to im­pris­on­ment.

Mr Bow­man was pre­sented with the com­men­da­tion dur­ing a di­vi­sional com­men­da­tion cer­e­mony at Moe last week.

His civil­ian com­men­da­tion noted his brav­ery and in­ter­ven­tion.

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