Leicester man wins national public bravery award

Issued on 1/11/17 at 4:04 p.m.

A Leicester man was recognised at the National Police Chief’s Council Public Bravery Awards last night.

Joshua-Jon Hill, who lives on the Saffron Lane Estate, received a silver bravery award after he came to the aid of two PCSOs and a PC who were being attacked by a member of the public.

On receiving the award, Joshua-Jon said “It was a shock really. I have never received anything like this before and really wasn’t expecting it.”

“One little act of kindness has turned out to be such a great thing”

Chief Constable Simon Cole said “Joshua-Jon was minding his own business travelling on a bus when he saw two PCSOS and a police officer who were being violently assaulted. He got off the bus, got involved, saved them further injury and helped the offender, who was mentally ill, get help‎.

“It is not an understatement to say that Joshua-Jon’s actions potentially saved a life. I am hugely grateful to him, and was proud to join the Chairman of the National Police Chiefs Council to present him with his silver medal and certificate.”

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