Armed response officers called after elderly man suffers hip and head injury

Two armed response officers were called to York Road on Thursday, June 24.

Friday, 25th June 2021, 9:17 pm
Hartlepool's York Road.
Hartlepool's York Road.

Two armed response officers - and their former colleague - were first at the scene where an elderly gentleman had suffered a hip injury as well as a head wound after falling on Thursday, June 24.

The ARV Constables, who are medically trained, were radio-ed to attend York Road in Hartlepool by their former colleague, who is part of local policing in the town.

Police say that the three comforted the distressed 82-year-old man, stemmed the heavy bleeding from his head and administered oxygen to raise his oxygen levels, while waiting for an ambulance.

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Once paramedics arrived, the officers helped to move the man onto a stretcher before he was taken by ambulance to the University Hospital of North Tees.

Head of Armed Policing at CDSOU, George Maratty said: “The public might not be aware that our armed response officers are medically trained to a high standard and carry an impressive array of medical supplies, which means they’re willing and able to protect and reassure the vulnerable.

“They did an excellent job, and this was a great example of emergency services working together to protect the public. I join my officers in wishing the gentleman a speedy recovery.”

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