Police and partners praised for coming to aid of distressed elderly man - The Rugby Observer

Police and partners praised for coming to aid of distressed elderly man

Andy Morris 30th Aug, 2019   0

POLICE and partners have been praised for their kindness and community spirit after they came to the aid of an elderly man on a mobility scooter.

The man was seen to be upset and confused outside the police station in Newbold Road on Wednesday (August 28).

Officers took him home to his family, while Warwickshire Police’s recovery agent BV Commercials took the scooter home.

Commenting on social media, Stephen Hughes said: “Despite the increasingly thin blue line, in their time of need you got someone’s Dad, Grandad, husband back home safely. Full respect for that.”

Andrew Humpherson added: “Nice one guys. Policing isn’t all about the bad guys, you always have had community at heart first.”

Responding to other negative comments about wasting taxpayers’ money, a spokesperson for Warwickshire Police’s Operational Patrol Unit said: “Attempts were made to return the scooter in a Police vehicle. The scooter was too big and did not fit. We did not feel it was appropriate for an officer to ride it to Brownsover.”

They added that BV Commercials had just finished dropping a damaged police car back to the station, and returned the mobility scooter free of charge.

“There were no recovery costs to either the taxpayer or the owner of the scooter,” they said.

Last year, BV Commercials owner Robin Bunyard won the Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner Award for Excellence in Policing and Community Safety, for giving 25 years of support to the force in all matters vehicle-related – including recovering vehicles involved in police investigations and collisions.

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