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Harlow woman thanks Essex Police for saving her life

Communities / Sat 27th Jun 2015 am30 10:07am

Harlow Police
Sgt Steve Parish, Pc Paul Harrison, Pc Anna Groves, and Pc Caroline Plumb were called to Allison Hazel’s address just before 6pm on Sunday, May 3 after being alerted by a concerned friend.
With no way of getting inside the property, the officers forced entry and found Allison unconscious without a pulse.

Using their first aid police training they started compressions and continually talked to her until the ambulance arrived. Thanks to their quick actions she eventually regained consciousness.
On Saturday June 20, Allison finally got a chance to meet the officers who helped save her life that day.

“I wanted to thank them personally and get them a gift” said Allison “All of them told me they didn’t expect any thanks, but I thought it was important because this is a side of policing that is often forgotten, people often forget that there are officers out there saving lives. The doctor told me afterwards that I only had five more minutes to live, I wouldn’t be here today if it wasn’t for their drive and persistence.”

Sgt Lisa Cooke, based at Harlow Police Station, said: “I am extremely proud of the officers, their investigation and actions during this incident. It was amazing for me to see them chatting and laughing with the lady whose life they assisted in saving and the officers were very happy to see her in an entirely different situation than their first meeting. I am really grateful for Allison’s kind words of thanks.”

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