Off-duty PC hailed a hero after stopping to save a man’s life
Off-duty PC hailed a hero after she stopped to help a man in a state of distress on the Tyne Bridge in Newcastle.
PC Lisa Robertson noticed the man on her way to the cinema. Without hesitation, she pulled over her car and immediately sprang into action as her instincts kicked in.
The kind-hearted cop struck up a positive rapport with the man in his 40s, keeping him talking while at the same time alerting police and calling for support.
Within 30 minutes, PC Robertson – supported by officers, partner agencies and members of the public – had helped bring the man to safety and made sure he was given the appropriate support by medical experts.
PC Robertson, who joined the Force in 2019, said: “I just did what anyone would have done – and the most important thing is that the man was brought to safety.”
Robertson said there was never any doubt she was going to pull over and try to help.
She added: “I hope he gets the help and support he needs, and thankfully everything worked out for the best. It was a team effort – from all the emergency service staff and support services who attended to the members of the public who offered to assist.
“We’re in this job to try and make a positive difference, so I’m really pleased I was able to manage that and help bring this incident to a safe conclusion.”
After hearing of her outstanding intervention, Superintendent Barrie Joisce met with Southwick-based PC Robertson on Friday.
Supt Joisce said: “We are incredibly thankful and proud of PC Robertson. Without doubt, her quick and decisive actions that night helped save the man’s life.
“Her warmth and caring nature shone through as she stopped to help and she expertly seized control of what could have been a very difficult situation.
“Wanting to protect the vulnerable is in the DNA of any outstanding police officer. PC Robertson certainly showcased that in abundance and she deserves huge credit for going above and beyond in this way.”
“I know she sacrificed her night out at the cinema to care for the man, offering to stay even longer to help despite not being at work and at a time when she deserved to relax and unwind.”
As a heartfelt gesture, Supt Joisce offered PC Robertson a cinema voucher as a token of his appreciation.
Supt Joisce added: “PC Robertson is exactly the type of person I am proud to have working alongside me in the policing family and know the public will share my gratitude to her for being a true life-saver.”
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Raoul Moat Drama Coming Soon To ITV
It looks set to be one of ITV’s biggest dramas this year and The Hunt for Raoul Moat is being brought to screen by the same people responsible for smash hit shows Line of Duty, Bodyguard and Vigil.
It was confirmed last April that production on the series had commenced, nearly 12 years after Moat gunman shot ex girlfriend Samantha Stobbart and her new boyfriend Christopher Brown, with Brown dying from his injuries. After fleeing Samantha’s home in Birtley, Moat, who had been released from prison just days earlier, went on the run, shooting on duty policeman PC David Rathband in the face as he sat in a patrol car on the outskirts of Newcastle and leaving him blind.
From there, Moat headed for Northumberland, forcing the quiet village of Rothbury into a lockdown as police launched a frantic search for him. The hunt for Moat reached its conclusion with a tense stand-off between the killer and the police on a riverbank, with Moat eventually shooting himself and dying from his injuries as he was rushed to Newcastle General Hospital.
ITV announced three parter The Hunt for Raoul Moat almost a year ago, as filming got underway in Yorkshire, with a cast including ex Bodyguard star Matt Stokoe as Moat and Inspector George Gently actor Lee Ingeleby as police chief Neil Adamson.
ITV have yet to officially announce an release date for The Hunt for Raoul Moat, but is expected to be form part of the channel’s spring programming.
Newcastle United to Reveal New Shirt Sponsor?
footballinsider247 are reporting that the main shirt sponsor slot for Newcastle United is expected to be filled by airline SAUDI, who sponsored Newcastle’s mid-season tour of their owners’ homeland in December.
They state ‘This site revealed in February that there is frustration at St James’ Park that they have inherited a kit deal with Castore worth just £5m per year with no break clause and several seasons left to run.’
Newcastle’s recently appointed CEO Darren Eales has already previously expressed that the club at looking at all commercial opportunities and fans on Twitter were keen to mock up their expectation for the new shirts, see below and let us know your thoughts and also see our below video on how NUFC can increase commercial avenues..
Eddie Howe’s team are currently in a strong position to achieve a European slot which would increase revenue into the club allowing more spend whilst staying within Financial Fair Play which is something Howe has spoken about on several occasions as they look to stay within. If the club do reach a European slot it should help significantly with recruitment in the summer by making it a more attractive proposition to any incoming targets.
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