Brave officers commended for saving man’s life after Lincoln knife attack

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Two officers, whose spontaneous and fast actions helped save a man’s life and put his attacker behind bars following a savage Lincoln stabbing attack, have been commended.

PCs Mairi Aitken-Jones and Jacqui Wadey were driving through Lincoln city centre on March 24 this year when they came a across a seriously injured man lying in the road on Croft Street.

Jumping into action, both officers leaped out of the car to discover the man had been stabbed in the face, neck, back and thighs.

Despite the possibility the attacker was still nearby PC Aitken-Jones immediately gave emergency first aid to the man, applying pressure to the stab wounds to stem the bleeding and calming him down. She then continued to provide life support treatment with a paramedic who arrived shortly afterwards.

Meanwhile, PC Wadey secured the scene and gathered vital evidence, calming down and speaking to a number of distressed witnesses gaining the offenders name and viewing nearby CCTV which captured the vehicle from the offence.

The man was treated in hospital, and although seriously injured he is recovering well.

The evidence given by PC Wadey and PC Aitken-Jones provided fundamental evidence for the following arrest and charge of man a short while after in connection with the brutal attack.

Ryan Downhill was sentenced to six years in prison for GBH as part of a drug dealing turf war.

Divisional Commander Sandra England said, “I am extremely proud of both officers who thoroughly deserve this recognition.

“This was an extremely difficult scene to manage with a seriously injured victim and numerous frantic witnesses. However the quick thinking and calm actions of both officers no doubt saved the man’s life and helped arrest and detain his attacker.”