A former marine has been awarded a police bravery award for coming to the aid of three women who were being threatened in Lysander Road, Cribbs Causeway earlier this year.
Jeremy Olive, of Chipping Sodbury, stopped to help after seeing a man behaving very aggressively towards the women, whose car window had been smashed.
He got out of his vehicle and prevented the man from getting closer to the victims, despite being threatened and abused himself. Following Mr Olive’s intervention the man drove away, but Mr Olive remained with the women until the police arrived.
In recognition of his bravery, Mr Olive was presented with a Waley Cohen Award by Bristol High Sheriff Mr Andrew Nisbet at a ceremony at the Avon and Somerset Police Headquarters on Thursday 4th October.
This award is for members of the public who perform some action in support of law and order. It is named after Mr. M.H. Waley-Cohen of Exford in Somerset, who endowed a sum of money to the Somerset Constabulary in 1965.
Mr Olive told the Bristol Post:
“There must have been 30 or 40 cars driven past and no one stopped to help.”
“I couldn’t drive by and watch that happening.”
Read more in the Bristol Post.