LONDON ENGLAND - 2 OFFICERS WERE COMMENDED FOR SAVING A MAN'S LIFE AFTER HE WAS ATTACKED BY A PIT BULL CAUSING SEVERE BLOOD LOSS - THE VICTIM WAS HOSPITALIZED FOR WEEKS
Two police officers have been commended for “saving a man’s life” after he was savaged by a PIT BULL DOG.
A 55-year-old man needed surgery to his arm and head after the attack, in the Bevanlee Road area of South Bank .
Police say the man had been savagely attacked by a pitbull type dog and had “sustained major injuries, resulting in severe blood loss”.
A 24-year-old man was arrested after the early hours incident on July 22 this year and remains on police bail.
Now, the two constables on patrol that day, PC Darren Lee and PC Carolann Warnock, have been commended by the force.
They came across a disturbance and having been informed by victim’s “extremely distressed wife”, the officers quickly took control of the situation.
A force spokeswoman said: “PC Lee improvised by making a bandage and applied pressure to his deep laceration as the injured man lay unconscious.
“At the same time PC Warnock was able to contain the suspect and his dog while trying to keep him calm until other officers arrived.
“Both were able to provide a running commentary until ambulance and other officers arrived despite the competing pressures of what was a critical situation.”
The victim later needed extensive surgery and was kept in hospital for weeks.
Shortly after the alleged attack, a resident told The Gazette she saw an injured man stumbling across the road in the early hours and an ambulance arriving at the scene.
“I’ve lived here for 67 years and I’ve never known anything like it,” she said.
The actions of both officers were also commended by doctors from James Cook, who stated that the action taken with the casualty potentially saved his life.
In recognition of the officer’s teamwork, selflessness and accountability which resulted in saving the life of a male who was suffering from severe dog bite wounds, PC Darren Lee and PC Carolann Warnock have been awarded with a Chief Officer’s Commendation.