UPDATED: Exceptional bravery and service recognised at the Wycombe LPA Commander's Commendations

01 February 2016, 4:54 pm

A special sergeant has been commended by Wycombe’s top police officer after breaking up a fight in an executive box at Adams Park while watching the game with his son.

Special Sgt Andy Miles stepped in as the disturbance spread onto the balcony above the terrace in the full view of the stadium.

He restrained the violent fan, calmed the situation, reassured the crowd and liaised with stadium stewards. All while looking after his son and a school friend.

Special Sgt Miles was one of 17 people recognised for the bravery and service at Wycombe LPA Commanders Commendation Ceremony at High Wycombe Cricket Club.

Other commendation recipients included:

PC Anita Milne and PC Alex Wardlaw for restraining an out of control dangerous dog which had bitten two people.

When officers arrived one of the victim’s had taken refuge on the roof of a car while the animal circled below.

PC Iain Bryce for long service to Thames Valley Police for 30 years. Iain overcame adversity and continued his service in a restricted role after suffering back injuries when restraining a burglar at his home in 2000.

Gilliam Stimpson, former chairwoman of the Child Sexual Exploitation sub group of the Buckinghamshire Safeguarding Children’s Board, for services to policing.

PC Alexandria Allman, PC Jason Forrest, PC Daniel Harper and PC Alex Trevivian for bravery after helping save the life of a suicidal man on railway tracks.

Angela Evans and Victoria Jackman, after saving the life of a suicidal women at a multi-story car park.

Sgt Darren Mitchell for outstanding support to colleagues during a prolonged investigation spanning seven years.

Phil Woodridge, a former police sergeant, for services to policing after 32 years as a police officer and 13 as a civilian evidential review officer.

PC Martin Gomm, a former PC, for services to policing following a 30 year career which included response and neighbourhood policing, and working as a Football Intelligence Officer liaising with Wycombe Wanderers and travelling with fans to away games to prevent disorder.

Wycombe LPA Commander Supt Ed McLean said: “I am delighted by the many outstanding examples of personal achievement in the heart of the community we serve. The people we recognise are those who get involved and try to make a difference for all of us. Theirs are real stories of outstanding service and bravery.”

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