More than 100 people have lost their lives through suicide in prisons in England and Wales so far this year, an all-time record.
Suffolk: Awards For Police
Some of our police officers in Suffolk and members of the public are being honoured for their bravery.
A special award ceremony's being held today (Wednesday, September 12) for police officers, police staff, and members of the public for their service and bravery,
Suffolk Police Chief Constable Simon Ash will be at the ceremony to present the certificates alongside High Sheriff of Suffolk Mr Andrew Norman-Butler, who will present long service medals and certificates.
Among the awards being given are to Special Constable Hannah Creasey who'll be presented with a certificate for saving the life of a 16-year-old girl who had been stabbed in the neck during an incident on 5 November 2011
PCs Matt Breeze and Dan Macaulay will be presented with their certificates for attempting to save the life of a man who had sustained multiple stab wounds at an address in Ipswich on 22 October 2011. They administered CPR and first aid in extremely difficult circumstances.
PCs Andrew Overton and Christopher Payne also receive certificates for attending the same incident and pursued and captured the offender. The man has since been sentenced to 10 years imprisonment.
Members of the public getting awards are:
David Sexby will receive a certificate for saving the life of a 16-year-old girl who had been stabbed in the neck during an incident on 5 November 2011.
Seven members of the Arc Security Team in Bury St Edmunds will be receiving certificates for providing invaluable support to Suffolk Constabulary with the investigation of an attempted murder in the town on New Year's Day 2012.
14-year-old Rhys Joseland, will receive the same certificate in recognition of his heroic and brave actions on 19th April 2012 when he entered a house and led a woman to safety who was the victim of a violent domestic assault.
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The home secretary has signed an order for a man from Suffolk who's wanted in the US on hacking charges to be extradited.
A man's been arrested after woman in her early twenties died on the A11.
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