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Bexley Borough Commander commends bravery and skill at annual ceremony

PUBLISHED: 10:27 28 November 2013 | UPDATED: 10:27 28 November 2013

Police officers, staff, volunteers and members of the public were commended at The Civic Centre, in Bexleyheath.

Police officers, staff, volunteers and members of the public were commended at The Civic Centre, in Bexleyheath.

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Life savers, crime fighters and first aiders were all commended by Bexley Borough Commander, Peter Ayling, last week at an annual ceremony.

A total of 31 commendations were handed out to police officers, staff, volunteers and members of the public at The Civic Centre, in Bexleyheath, last week.

Among those awarded was Pc Phil Bell and Pc Peter Munden, who were commended for their tenacity, determination and teamwork to save the life of a member of the public.

Emma-Rose Barber was also handed an award for her bravery, resilience, skill and perseverance in providing first aid to a critically injured person in a hostile environment.

Borough Commander, Peter Ayling, said: “he people who are here today represent the very best of the good work that goes on every day at this borough and across the Met.

“Regardless of who’s here or where they work the mission is the same – it’s a mission that hasn’t changed since policing began and that’s to prevent crime, arrest bad guys and protect the innocent. I’m really proud to say that’s a job we do very, very well here at Bexley.”

Erith and Thamesmead MP Teresa Pearce was joined at the ceremony by Bexley mayor, Cllr Sharon Massey, who said the work of those award makes her job “so much easier”.

She added: “You guys are incredible, we are so lucky and so grateful to have you and all your colleagues here in Bexley.”

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