Heroic Camden police officers praised for pulling woman from burning building
- Credit: Archant
Three brave Camden police officers who pulled a woman from a burning building have been praised for their heroism.
Thick, black smoke was billowing from under the door at the woman’s home in Millman Street, Bloomsbury, as the men – PCs Steven Hartrey, James Morrison and Ady Nadeem – arrived in the early hours of Thursday, June 27.
After calling the fire brigade and London Ambulance Service, the officers broke down the door without a thought for their own safety to search for anyone who might still be inside the flaming building.
They discovered the woman in a basement bedroom and pulled her out of the smoke-filled home.
The officers and the woman were rushed to hospital.
You may also want to watch:
They were treated for smoke inhalation but have since been discharged.
Superintendent Gary Buttercase, of Camden Police, said: “The officers took a bold and brave decision to force entry into the premises in the knowledge that waiting could result in the loss of life. I’m immensely proud of the actions of these officers and it’s a fitting reminder of why police officers choose to do the job they do.”
- 1 Falling stonework narrowly misses outdoor diners at Crouch End cafe
- 2 'Auto-destruction' in a train shed: how the Roundhouse made Camden cool
- 3 Lane closure scrapped after high pollution readings double
- 4 Pubs and restaurants look forward to 'normality' of indoors on May 17
- 5 Haringey Council leader ousted by rival in Labour group vote
- 6 Owner mourns Highgate station’s beloved black cat
- 7 'I want to make a difference': new leader for Haringey Council
- 8 Hampstead man jailed for pub 'revenge attack' on Jewish Tory barrister
- 9 Reader letter: Rubbish bins in Camden need 'levelling up'
- 10 Obituary: 'Striking and beautiful' north London mother Mary Collins
Several flats in the building were evacuated but residents have now been allowed to return to their homes.
The fire is not being treated as suspicious.