Officers commended for bravery

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Two police officers have been commended for their bravery after they helped to save the life of a woman who was being attacked in her Wirksworth home.

Pc Paul Booker and Pc David Naylor received the Divisional Commander’s Commendation at a ceremony at the Lee Wood Hotel in Buxton on Tuesday.

In the early hours of May 22, 2010 the officers responded to an emergency call in Wirksworth.

The caller, a woman in her 60s, was extremely distressed and had been threatened by a man who had broken into her home.

The officers arrived within minutes and through the window saw the victim who had been assaulted cowering in the corner with the offender stood nearby.

The officers smashed down the door and arrested the man and helped the victim before she was taken to hospital.

On September 23, 2010 the 50-year-old man was jailed for six years.

Divisional Commander, Chief Superintendent Peter Lewis said: “You are commended for your prompt action, bravery and professionalism in dealing with a violent incident in Wirksworth.

“Your swift intervention brought to an end an incident which could have had fatal consequences for the victim.”