Off-duty police officers awarded for saving life

Louise and Dominic Gallimore were taking a break in London at the time

Two police officers from Staffordshire are awarded for stopping a woman from jumping off Tower Bridge in London.

Two Staffordshire police officers have received a commendation from the City of London force, after they saved the life of a woman about to jump from Tower Bridge.

Husband and wife Dominic and Louise Gallimore were taking a break in the capital in June at the time.

They were walking over Tower Bridge when they spotted a woman in distress, who then began climbing over a fence on the side of the bridge.

They ran over to her and managed to pull her to safety before emergency services could arrive on the scene.

They were presented with their award at Staffordshire Police's headquarters in Stafford, by Superintendent Paul Clement, who travelled up, for "action, off duty, saving a life on Tower Bridge".

PC Dominic Gallimore said: "It's great to be recognised for essentially doing our job. We were on leave at the time but we're police officers and that's how we're trained to react. You just try to manage situations and it doesn't matter whether it's Tower Bridge or Holden Bridge." 

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