Swift actions save woman
Police rescue from burning house
TWO Hillingdon police officers have been praised for their “immense bravery” after they rescued a woman from a burning house in South Ruislip.
The fire broke out in Bridgewater Road at 8.41pm and took 21 firefighters over an hour to bring under control.
Response team officers PC Panesar and PC Nicholson arrived on the scene and found a woman trapped inside the blazing house.
The officers heroically rescued the woman from the burning property and gave her CPR before London Ambulance Service arrived and rushed her to hospital.
They have been praised with “no doubt saving her life” and “displaying immense bravery” by the former borough commander Nick Downing.
Now the west area commander with the Metropolitan Police, Mr Downing praised the two officers on Twitter after hearing about their bravery.
The woman was taken to hospital and her condition is described as stable, not life threatening and not life changing.
Acting Chief Superintendent Colin Wingrove said: “I am extremely proud of the officers, and they will be back on duty tonight with all our other teams working as ever to keep Hillingdon safe.
“This represents an exceptional act of bravery by the police officers who put themselves in harm’s way to enter a burning building and save a woman’s life.”
n BRAVERY: Police officers rescued a woman from a house fire in Bridgewater Road