L-R: Chief Constable Pinkney, McKane, Reynolds, Oliver
Three police officers who were threatened with a taser by an escaped criminal in North Hampshire have been given a police bravery award.
PC Stuart McKane, PC Simon Reynolds and PC Amy Oliver were called to the scene in Aldershot back in February, after reports two officers had been seriously assaulted.
The man got away with a taser - he threatened them with it, but the officers managed to detain him without being injured.
The force has paid tribute to the three, saying, "This is truly a testament to not only the officers' bravery in the most dangerous and challenging of circumstances, but also to their outstanding professionalism in their conduct when arresting the suspect, who had seriously injured their colleagues."
Simon Priest, 41, Pegasus Avenue, Aldershot, was charged and pleaded guilty to five offences including causing GBH. He received a life sentence.
McKane, Reynolds and Oliver were presented with the award last night by Chief Constable Olivia Pinkney.