Bravery award nominees receive good luck message

South Wales Police Federation chair Steve Treharne has sent a good luck message to the Force’s four Police Bravery Award nominees ahead of this week’s ceremony.

Inspector Paul Ramsay, Inspector Paul Graham, PC Owen Bedford and a fourth officer, who has asked to remain anonymous, were shortlisted after forming a human chain in an bid to rescue a woman from a cliff face.

Steve said: “These officers are fully deserving of their nominations and we wish them all the very best of luck for the awards.

“This incident is yet another example of how police officers are willing to put themselves at risk of personal harm to protect others.”

Left to right: Owen Bedford, Paul Graham and Paul Ramsay

The officers were called to reports of a distressed woman on the edge of a cliff in Southerndown, South Wales.

When they arrived at the scene they found the only way of reaching the woman was by forming a chain.

Despite their heroic attempts to save her the woman slipped and did not survive the fall.

The National Police Bravery Awards are organised by the Police Federation and take place in London tomorrow (13 July).