Harrow police officer Chas Campbell-Stanway commended for saving man’s life on top of St Georges Shopping centre

Harrow Times: Met Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe and Police Sergeant Chas Campbell-Stanway Met Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe and Police Sergeant Chas Campbell-Stanway

A police sergeant has been commended by the Metropolitan Police’s most senior officer for saving a man’s life.

Police Sergeant Chas Campbell-Stanway was presented a Royal Humane Society Testimonial by Met Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe at New Scotland Yard last week.

PC Campbell-Stanway was the first on the scene at St Georges Shopping centre in February 2013 when police received reports of a man threatening to commit suicide by jumping off the roof.

The officer was alone on the roof and managed to build a rapport with the man who was sitting on the edge of the building, arranging for tea and biscuits to be brought up.

The man eventually decided to walk over to safety but in doing so fell onto an air duct below injuring himself.

PC Campbell-Stanway jumped down to the duct and held on to the man for about ten minutes until ladders were brought to the scene.

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5:33pm Tue 24 Jun 14

Sonoo Malkani says...

For most of us this would be "above and beyond the call of duty".Not so,for our brave Sarge who felt it was all in a day's work and thought nothing of putting himself in harm's way to protect the man.So proud of him and very pleased the Commissioner has awarded him this testimonial.

I hope Harrow Council's Health and Safety department will speak with S George's Centre to put into place some form of fencing or railing which will prevent a recurrence.Has happened before with serious consequences not long back.Adverse publicity for an excellent shopping centre which needs addressing right away.Our police should not need to do such jobs and are primarily required to catch criminals.
For most of us this would be "above and beyond the call of duty".Not so,for our brave Sarge who felt it was all in a day's work and thought nothing of putting himself in harm's way to protect the man.So proud of him and very pleased the Commissioner has awarded him this testimonial. I hope Harrow Council's Health and Safety department will speak with S George's Centre to put into place some form of fencing or railing which will prevent a recurrence.Has happened before with serious consequences not long back.Adverse publicity for an excellent shopping centre which needs addressing right away.Our police should not need to do such jobs and are primarily required to catch criminals. Sonoo Malkani
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7:03am Mon 30 Jun 14

diligaf says...

Well done Chas! Top Man! its a pity that thia happens all to often, if it wasnt for our good old boys and gals in blue what would we do? shame St Georges has been told about this over and over again, but alas nothing gets done, the security at St Georges are to say the least useless, english not being their first language, when I tried to engage with one once it was like i was talking double dutch!! you pay peanuts you get monkeys! its about time St Georges were held to task over this and made to erect safety fence and pay more attention to whose on their roof!!
Well done Chas! Top Man! its a pity that thia happens all to often, if it wasnt for our good old boys and gals in blue what would we do? shame St Georges has been told about this over and over again, but alas nothing gets done, the security at St Georges are to say the least useless, english not being their first language, when I tried to engage with one once it was like i was talking double dutch!! you pay peanuts you get monkeys! its about time St Georges were held to task over this and made to erect safety fence and pay more attention to whose on their roof!! diligaf
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