Gwent police officers honoured at bravery awards

28th October 2021

Six Gwent Police officers were among the nominees honoured at the Police Bravery Awards 2020 in London. The awards were delayed a year due to the pandemic.

PS Richard Shapland, PS Sarah Breakspear and PCs Lloyd Read, Paul Taylor, Craig Bracegirdle and Peter Whittington were nominated for their extraordinary bravery when facing a man who had barricaded himself into his flat armed with a knife and spear.

The event was held by the Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW) and sponsored by Police Mutual.

Police and Crime Commissioner Jeff Cuthbert said: “Police officers put themselves at risk every day as part of their duty to protect our communities. I am delighted that these officer’s extreme bravery has been recognised and would like to thank them for their continued service, and all they do every day to keep residents safe.”