Swift ac­tions save woman

Po­lice res­cue from burn­ing house

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS - By Alexan­der Ballinger alexan­der.ballinger@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

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

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