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Havering residents invited to vote in Met Police’s 2013 bravery awards

PUBLISHED: 16:50 03 January 2014 | UPDATED: 16:50 03 January 2014

Confronting a man with a Samurai sword and diving into a freezing lake to save a woman from drowning are two acts by Met officers last year that could earn them a bravery award.

Havering residents have until January 12 to vote for the act they think deserves the Met’s 2013 Outstanding Bravery of the Year award.

Nominations this year are for Pc Daniel Strong from the Safer Transport Command, who detected and single handedly foiled a £50,000 armed robbery in Ealing; Pc Ryan Perry and Pc Marc Cash from Barnet, who braved freezing lake waters to rescue a woman trapped in a sinking car; members of “C Team” in Hounslow who confronted and captured a very dangerous dog; officers from the Met’s “rope team”, who saved the life of a man trying to jump from a rooftop as part of a protest; and Sgt Steve Brown, of Islington, who subdued and arrested a man wielding a Samurai sword, who had stabbed a stranger moments earlier.

Met commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe said: “My officers and staff joined the Met to serve and protect Londoners and make our city safer for everyone.

“I am proud to lead an organisation where amazing work is the norm. This is an opportunity for me to say thank you to all those men and women of the Met who give so much every day for London.”

Click the link on the right for more information and to vote.

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