(A husband and wife police duo have been commended after saving the life of a woman trying to jump off Tower Bridge.
The off-duty pair, Dominic and Louise Gallimore, were walking across the bridge while on holiday in June when they spotted the “woman in distress.”
The police officers, who are based in Staffordshire, ran to the woman as she began climbing over a fence on the side of the bridge.
The couple, who have 32 years’ experience as officers between them, managed to pull the woman back from the edge and keep her safe until the emergency services arrived.
PC Dominic Gallimore said: “It’s great to be recognised for essentially doing our job. We were on leave at the time but we’re police officers and that’s how we’re trained to react. You just try to manage situations and it doesn’t matter whether it’s Tower Bridge or Holden Bridge.”
The pair were honoured by the City of London Police, who presented them with framed commendations for their “action, off duty, saving a life on Tower Bridge.”