Leeds police officers win top award

Stephen Richardson, police constable Fraser Corry, Tom Mortimer and Tom Haworth.

Stephen Richardson, police constable Fraser Corry, Tom Mortimer and Tom Haworth.

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Three police officers in Leeds have won first prize at a national award ceremony.

Senior section officers Stephen Richardson and Thomas Mortimer along with special constable Thomas Haworth attended the Lord Ferrers Awards in London after being nominated for their work with the Yorkshire Ambulance Service to create a new police and ambulance co-responder scheme.

The Police Paramedic Car (POLMED) launched in Leeds in 2013 and has attended 1,136 calls. It’s staffed by special constables and paramedics who work together in order to save lives in situations where people may behaving in a violent manner.

Assistant chief constable Mark Milsom said: “The scheme has inevitably saved lives across Leeds.”

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