Essex Police officers commended for bravery

CHIEF Constable of Essex Police, Jim Barker-McCardle, will be commending officers tomorrow (Friday March 12) for their bravery, professionalism and courage at the scene of an illegal rave in Great Chesterford. On Friday August 25, 2006 a team of officers

CHIEF Constable of Essex Police, Jim Barker-McCardle, will be commending officers tomorrow (Friday March 12) for their bravery, professionalism and courage at the scene of an illegal rave in Great Chesterford.

On Friday August 25, 2006 a team of officers were called to the illegal rave which was being held in a farmer's field.

Officers endeavoured to control the situation but revellers refused to leave and demonstrated extreme levels of violence towards the officers.

The revellers tried to deter the police by throwing projectiles and setting a police van alight and many officers were injured during the incident, including a police dog.


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Despite this, officers continued diligently throughout the night to control the situation even though many feared for their lives. After many hours of hard-work the illegal rave was successfully shut down.

The officers listed below will receive commendations for their actions during the incident:

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Ch/Insp Simon Dobinson - Basildon

Sgt Robert Temme - Colchester

Sgt Stephen Scott-Haynes - Colchester

Sgt Jonathan Butcher - Colchester

Sgt Brian O'Donnell - Stansted

Sgt Andrew Simpson - Mobile Support Division (MSD)

Pc Colin Creelman - Colchester

Pc Alan Lambert - Colchester

Pc Lea Westby - Colchester

Pc Gary Nash - Clacton

Pc Christopher Allwood - Clacton,

Pc Paul Rogers - Essex Police HQ

Pc Julian Noakes - MSD Pc

Amy Rolfe - MSD

The Chf Const will be presenting the commendations at a ceremony being held in the Sports Pavilion at Police HQ in Chelmsford, which will start at 11am.

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