Commendation for brave PCSOs who disarmed man in Hook Norton

PCSOs Tom Bailey and Laura Beaumont received a commendation from TVP superintendent Kath Lowe for disarming a man with a knife. NNL-160628-112208001
PCSOs Tom Bailey and Laura Beaumont received a commendation from TVP superintendent Kath Lowe for disarming a man with a knife. NNL-160628-112208001

Two Thames Valley Police PCSOs who disarmed a man carrying a knife at Hook Norton Beer Festival have received a commendation.

Tom Bailey and Louise Beaumont, conducted a foot patrol at the event, and worked together to stop the man.

PCSOs Tom Bailey and Laura Beaumont received a commendation from TVP superintendent Kath Lowe for disarming a man with a knife. NNL-160628-112148001

PCSOs Tom Bailey and Laura Beaumont received a commendation from TVP superintendent Kath Lowe for disarming a man with a knife. NNL-160628-112148001

PCSO Bailey singlehandedly disarmed the man and took control of him, while PCSO Beaumont supported and provided clear and calm information commentary over the police radio.

Together, both PCSOs then controlled the man and detained him for several minutes until support arrived from Banbury. The pair were presented with a commendation from LPA commander for Cherwell and West Oxfordshire, Supt Kath Lowe, at a ceremony at Witney Police Station last Wednesday, June 22.

Other police officers, staff and members of the public were also rewarded for showing courage, initiative and professionalism including two PCs who helped a man who was showing signs of drugs misuse, paranoia and excited delirium.

Supt Lowe said: “These ceremonies provide a great opportunity to recognise the dedication and tenacity of our officers, staff and members of the public for the extraordinary things they do to make Witney a safer place in which to live, work and visit.

“I am proud of those who have been commended tonight who showed their humility and bravery. They have gone over and above what was expected of them.”