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Congratulations to our staff and officers commended at the LeicestershireLive Heroes Awards 2021.

Nominated in the Emergency Services category were Special Inspector James Blackburn, Sgt Steve Kilsby and PC Phil Martindale, and PCs Joe Lloyd, Anne-Marie Ingram and Ben Tranter.

All three groups deserved the win, but Sgt Steve Kilsby and PC Phil Martindale took the award for saving the life of a woman while responding to a suicide attempt on the 6th floor of a multi-storey car park. When the woman lowered herself to the edge of the car park, both men rushed to pull her up and bring her back to safety. They continued to hold onto and communicate with the woman while they waited for further assistance - ultimately spending 30 minutes in imminent danger of a six-storey fall.

In recognition of their efforts they also won the 'Leicestershire Heroes of 2021' award.

Police staff Graham Compton also won the Lifetime Achievement award for his huge commitment to road safety.

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