Two Brighton & Hove police officers received an Outstanding Front Line Award at the Brighton & Hove Divisional Awards ceremony yesterday (Monday July 15th).
PCs Lynsey Burkinshaw and Patrick Lewsey, who are part of Brighton Neighbourhood Response Team, received an Outstanding Front Line Award for their bravery in confronting a large gang of men fighting and attacking one another with scaffold poles on Worthing seafront.
The officers were attacked with the poles themselves but still managed to stop the fight and ensure that all the suspects were arrested and charged.
Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne, said: “It is important to recognise the work that officers and staff do on a daily basis that sees them go above and beyond their normal call of duty. I commend them for their actions and they thoroughly deserve the accolades they have received at this awards ceremony for helping to keep Sussex safe.”
The new Brighton and Hove Divisional Commander, Chief Superintendent Nev Kemp and the new Brighton and Hove Mayor Councillor Denise Cobb presented the awards.