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Praise for mobile officer

A west country mobile security officer Chris Bailey has been commended for rescuing a driver trapped in his car after a road accident in Cornwall.

Chris Bailey, 35, managed to force the car door open after going to the motorist’s aid and then sat with him until emergency services reached the scene in Fowey.

He had been travelling in the opposite direction when he heard the sound of the two-car collision and turned back to investigate.

With smoke coming from the car’s engine, Chris realised he would have to release the driver swiftly in case the vehicle caught fire. The motorist was not seriously hurt.

Scott Boyd, Managing Director at Plymouth-based Securi-Guard Fire and Security, said: “Fortunately the car didn’t catch fire, but Chris clearly wasn’t to know that and thought nothing of his own safety in going to the driver’s aid. We are very proud of him and it is good example of how dedicated our security officers are to protecting people and property.”

Chris, pictured, who only joined Securi-Guard in March, was hailed for his actions in a post on social media site Facebook. But Chris was quick to play down his role in the incident. He said: “I just happened to be in the right place at the right time. I am sure there are many other people who would have done the same thing in that kind of situation.”


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