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Sussex Business Wardens awarded for bravery

The Sussex Business Wardens who work in partnership with the Brighton & Hove Business Crime Reduction Partnership have been awarded for their bravery in helping to save a man's life.

Brighton and Hove Business Crime Reduction Partnership (BCRP)

 The Sussex Business Wardens are a pilot project funded by Sainsbury’s and contracted through Mitie Security. The project involves wardens patrolling particular areas across Brighton & Hove in an effort to combat shop theft and anti-social behaviour in the city. The pilot has been endorsed by Sussex Police and the wardens work in close partnership with staff from the local BCRP.

 In June last year, the wardens were on patrol in the Hove area when they witnessed a collision between a cyclist and a stationary car.

 Two of the wardens assisted with emergency first aid on the cyclist whilst waiting for the ambulance and police to arrive. In the meantime a third warden was directing traffic away from the scene of the accident.

 The quick thinking and bravery of the wardens undoubtedly helped to save the man's life.

 On Friday 8th of February, the Business Wardens were amongst police officers, volunteers and members of the public who received awards and congratulations for their courage, bravery, exceptional investigative skills and dedication to providing a public service in the city.

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 The award ceremony took place at the British Airways i360 in Brighton and were presented by Chief Superintendent Lisa Bell in the presence of the High Sheriff of East Sussex Major General John Moore-Bick and Brighton and Hove City Mayor Dee Simson.

 Chief Supt Bell said: "I see the dedication, professionalism and courage with which Brighton and Hove officers and staff police the city on a daily basis.

 "This was a chance to see the breadth of policing and active citizenship across the city and recognise those who have gone above and beyond what is expected. It is the tireless and selfless efforts of those who have been recognised that keeps our communities in Brighton and Hove safe and secures the trust and confidence of the public."

Kylie Wroe