October 2, 2020 10.58 am This story is over 14 months old

Lincolnshire Police officers who stopped machete rampage man up for bravery award

An amazing act of bravery

Three Lincolnshire Police officers are up for a national bravery award after dealing with a man who rampaged through Boston with a machete last year.

PCs Sarah Luker, Natalie Eyers and William Robson tackled Przemyslaw Kuziel to the ground in August 2019 when he was spotted brandishing a 10-inch long blade in Boston town centre.

After officers confronted him, Kuziel ran onto a dual carriageway, causing traffic to swerve and stop.

They then tasered the man, but he continued to slash at police, attacking PC Luker’s legs before the trio managed to restrain him and take the machete from him.

Kuziel was eventually arrested and charged with two counts of affray, two counts of criminal damage and possession of a bladed article.

He was sentenced to two years in prison in December 2019.

Przemyslaw Kuziel was jailed for two years. | Photo: Lincolnshire Police

Lincolnshire Police Federation Chair Phil Clark said: “This was an amazing act of bravery by the officers who, incredibly, were uninjured, putting themselves in harm’s way to protect the public in the finest traditions of the service.”

“I am incredibly proud of our colleagues who have been nominated for the National Bravery Awards.

“They reflect the tireless commitment of all those members of the Lincolnshire Police family to provide security and reassurance to our communities.

“This was a terrifying incident which once again reveals the extraordinary demands that are placed on police officers and the courage with which they respond.”

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