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Bravery award for armed robbery heroes

22 Mar 2013

Eleven University security officers have been honoured for their bravery after they helped apprehend a gunman who robbed a student.

Barry Barraclough, Simon Raistrick, Paul Greenlees and Ken Clay receive award

Paul Greenlees, Gerard Darlington, Martin Turner, Michael Collinge, Alan Somers, Robert Ryan, Kenneth Clay, Kenneth Birkett, Barry Barraclough, Simon Raistrick and Kishor Patel all received a GMP Branch Commander’s Certificate at a special ceremony.

They played various roles in the incident on campus last June. Paul Greenlees who is Deputy Security Manager, said: “You don’t really think about what might happen when you are in the middle of an incident. We come from all walks of life and have a lot of experience under our belts so we work well as a team.”

Chief Superintendent John O'Hare said: “All 11 are worthy recipients of their Branch Commander’s Certificate. The fact the offender was armed makes their actions all the more heroic and they are a credit to their colleagues, family and friends.”