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.
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.
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.”