Eagle Radio

www.964eagle.co.uk

Taylor Swift: StyleiTunesAmazon

Visit the BMI Healthcare website for more information
Visit the BMI Healthcare website for more information

BriteLite Windows

Eagle Radio News

Contact the News Team:
Tel: 01483 300 964

Hero officers rewarded after brutal attack on police in Aldershot

Aldershot officers PC Stuart McKane, PC Simon Reynolds and PC Amy Oliver

6:00am 12th September 2017
(Updated 5:16pm 12th September 2017)

Three Hampshire police officers have been awarded for their bravery after a brutal attack on colleagues in Aldershot.

Back in February, Simon Priest viciously attacked PC Geoff Hill and PC Karl Odgers in Pegasus Avenue.

The 41 year-old, of Pegasus Avenue, punched them and repeatedly stamped on their heads before fleeing the scene, having stolen a Taser and set of handcuffs.

PC Odgers was the most seriously injured and had to undergo emergency surgery at a specialist hospital in London.

He had sustained a fracture to his skull and a bleed on the brain, for which he spent two weeks receiving treatment at St George’s Hospital.

He was only able to return to full duties at work some two months after the assault.

Meanwhile PC Hill was assaulted with such force that footwear marks were clearly visible on his head.

He has also now returned to full duties at work.

 

PC Stuart McKane, PC Simon Reynolds and PC Amy Oliver were then deployed after hearing the severity of the situation.

Following a search for him the trio managed to detain Simon Priest, preventing a protracted manhunt.

In May, Priest was sentenced to life behind bars after pleading guilty to five offences including causing GBH.

Simon Priest

PC McKane, PC Reynolds and PC Oliver have all since been recognised for their bravery that night.

All three were awarded for their exceptional bravery, courage and professionalism at the recent Chief Constable's Awards.

A statement from the force reads: "Despite being desperately concerned for their colleagues and knowing the potential danger they faced, they maintained their professionalism and courage as they continued to search for the man.

"Even when threatened with a Taser, they all reacted without fear or hesitation to detain the man without any further injuries.

"This is truly a testament to not only the officers’ bravery in the most dangerous and challenging of circumstances, but also to their outstanding professionalism in their conduct when arresting the suspect, who had seriously injured their colleagues.

"The speed and quick thinking of these officers prevented the need for a potentially protracted manhunt.
Had it not for their bravery, determination and the sheer courage of these exceptional officers, the man may not have been brought to justice."

Chief Constable Olivia Pinkney celebrated the courage and commitment of officers and staff at the special ceremony in Netley.

She said: "“Whether on duty or not, these examples of exceptional courage and professionalism have proven that we are very lucky to have such men and woman working within our communities.

Olivia Pinkney

“This ceremony has also highlighted how dangerous the job of an officer can be and I would like to take this opportunity to reiterate that assaults on officers or staff are not acceptable and will not be tolerated.

“We have people willing to go above and beyond for the protection of others - they should be celebrated and should not fear being physically or verbally abused while simply trying to do their job.”

 

Contact Us

If you would like to submit a query or provide more information on this story please get in touch below.

: : Name: Email: Phone number: Message: Images:
Please wait...
  • Up to 3 JPG or PNG images, 2MB max size
  • We will always endeavour to credit you when we publish your pictures.
  • By uploading you are agreeing to this non-exclusive reuse, royalty-free, across all Eagle Radio platforms, which extends to our partner broadcasters.
  • You retain copyright to all images.
  • If you would like to send us a video, please upload to YouTube or similar and paste the video URL into the message above.

Share This Story

Submit this page to redditDelicious
Suggested articles
out in force

24 arrests made in Surrey Police #OutInForce operation

Rape, assault, burglary and domestic abuse were among the offences.

Freddy Webb

Man who left girl with 'life-changing injuries' wanted by Surrey Police

26-year-old Freddy Webb failed to turn up in court.

Most read
Haslemere Road

Fatal crash closes Surrey road

Haslemere Road is likely to remain closed for some hours.

Ordnance Road, Aldershot

'Serious sex assault' on teenage boy in Aldershot

It's thought to have taken place on or near Ordnance Road.

Newer article

Time is running out to use the old pound coins

Surrey and Hampshire News: You have just over a month to spend, exchange or donate the old round coins

Older article

Man tried to kill colleague in Surrey charity shop

Surrey and Hampshire News: He has been found guilty of attempted murder and assault causing actual bodily harm against two of his co-workers.

Top articles

Pair found guilty of child sex abuse in Surrey

Surrey and Hampshire News: The victims, trafficked for sexual exploitation, were as young as 13.

Inter-generational split over trust on the economy revealed

UK News: A huge inter-generational divide has been revealed over whether Labour or the Conservatives would be best at running the economy.

The Likely Lads star Rodney Bewes dies aged 79

Showbiz: Actor Rodney Bewes, best known for his role as Bob Ferris in The Likely Lads, has died aged 79.

Guildford Flames bounce back after Coventry defeat

Surrey and Hampshire Sport: Paul Dixon's side netted six times against Fife on Sunday.

England 49-12 Canada: Red Roses wrap up series

Sport: The Red Roses ran in eight tries as they beat Canada 49-12 in the second Old Mutual Wealth Series Test match at Twickenham Stoop.

Happy ending for dog stolen from Camberley home

Surrey and Hampshire News: Milly the staffie was found after she was taken yesterday.

Uber hackers stole data from 57 million people

World News: Hackers stole data belonging to 57 million Uber customers and drivers in 2016, the ride hailing app has confirmed.

Grandee Olisa to steer African payments group towards $1bn float

Business News: A City heavyweight who battled against a massive breach of London's corporate governance standards will be named on Wednesday as the chairman of an African payments company that has its eye on an eventual UK float.

West Ham fans warned not to ring 999 as Watford defeat prompts emergency call

Strange News: West Ham fans have been warned by police not to call 999 over their team's poor performance.

Yateley's Freddie Hunt visited by QPR director

Surrey and Hampshire News: 'Sir' Les Ferdinand visited the toddler as he continues his recovery from brain surgery.

Drug deaths surge in Surrey and Hampshire

Surrey and Hampshire News: More than half of all deaths involved an opiate like heroin or morphine.

Who were the winners at Guildford Design Awards 2017?

Guildford Borough Council: The awards ceremony held at the Guildhall judged a range of recently completed building projects.

Guildford Flames secure back-to-back weekend wins

Surrey and Hampshire Sport: It's the club's first Elite League four point weekend.

Break-in at Yateley service station

Surrey and Hampshire News: It happened in the early hours of this morning.

WATCH: A Parachuting Proposal at Wings & Wheels

Surrey and Hampshire News: The Tigers Freefall Parachute Display Team help a Chiddingfold man pop the question at the show

How Many Eurovision Winners Can You Name?

Quiz: Ahead of tonight's Eurovision Song Contest, how many past winners can you and your family name?

Warning to St Peter's Hospital visitors after Norovirus outbreak

Surrey and Hampshire News: If you're visiting the Chertsey hospital you need to read this.

'Serious sex assault' on teenage boy in Aldershot

Surrey and Hampshire News: It's thought to have taken place on or near Ordnance Road.

Thieves steal Farnham cash machine

Surrey and Hampshire News: Photos show the smashed up ATM outside Waitrose.

Petition launched for Rick Parfitt statue in Woking

Surrey and Hampshire News: The man who started it suggests it is funded by Woking Borough Council.

Hear all about Woking Council's licensing scheme for landlords

Woking Borough Council: From April 2018 private landlords in part of the Maybury and Town Centre area of Woking (Canalside Ward) will require a licence to operate