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 Community officer recognised for assisting a vulnerable lady


PCSO Brian Donnelly, from Chester-Le-Street neighbourhood team was presented with a WOW Award at a ceremony hosted by Superintendent Chris Curtis last week.

Brian came to the aid of an elderly lady whose house was targeted on Halloween. She said: “Brian demonstrated considerable care and a great concern for my well being.”

On arrival to the incident, Brian noticed that the windows of the property had been ‘egged’, he immediately set away in cleaning the windows but noticed that the lady began to deteriorate and quickly established that she was suffering from shock.

Brian requested an ambulance and continued to provide reassurance until medics arrived, remaining calm and talking to the lady throughout.

Speaking of the incident, PCSO Donnelly said: “Those partaking in anti-social behaviour don’t often understand the consequences it can have on a vulnerable victim who believe they are being targeted.

“What would have been harmless fun for those involved, could have turned into a much more serious incident had I not attended.”

If you would like to report anti-social behaviour, please call us on 101 or alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.