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L-R: Chief Constable Olivia Pinkney, PCSO Steve Hull and Vice Lord Lieutenant Maurice Sheen


PCSO Hull leaning into the back of the car as emergency service colleagues arrived to assist with the life-saving efforts

Police Community Support Officer Steve Hull has been recognised by the Royal Humane Society for his actions in attempting to save the life of an elderly male who crashed into an electricity pole in St Helens back in 2018.

It was in June of that year, as he was on patrol, that PCSO Hull came across a single vehicle collision on Station Road, St Helens.

An elderly driver had driven into an electricity pole and there were no signs of life.

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Due to the location, it was clear that any other assistance was going to be a long time. PCSO Hull made the decision to start resuscitation in an attempt to bring the man back to life. He continued for around 10 minutes until an ambulance arrived and paramedics took over lifesaving attempts.

Sadly, the man did not survive.

PCSO Hull’s efforts to save this man’s life whilst alone and waiting for other emergency services has led to him being awarded a Royal Humane Society Award, which he was presented with at a ceremony at the Riverside Centre in Newport on Tuesday 16th November this year.

The Isle of Wight District Commander’s Awards were hosted by Superintendent Sarah Jackson and included a number of special guests, including Chief Constable Olivia Pinkney, Her Majesty’s Vice Lord Lieutenant Maurice Sheen, Isle of Wight High Sheriff James Attrill and Victoria White and Darren Claydon from Isle of Wight Ambulance Service.

Attendees heard of the bravery and dedication of not only police and partners, but of courageous members of the public who acted selflessly to protect others in their time of need.

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