Police officer’s bravery wins him an award

Hampshire police officer PC Alex Stypulkowski with home secretary Theresa May
Hampshire police officer PC Alex Stypulkowski with home secretary Theresa May

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A POLICEMAN who cheated death after he was stabbed by a criminal has won a bravery award.

PC Alex Stypulkowski was attacked with a screwdriver by a man he was called out to detain under the Mental Health Act.

PC Stypulkowski, who was unarmed, almost died in the ‘frenzied attack’ as he chased the man down and arrested him, after the man fled from a property in Petersfield.

He had become separated from his colleague when the man stopped, turned round, and told the officer ‘you’re going to die.’

The attacker repeatedly struck PC Stypulkowski in the chest, head and neck, leaving him fearing for his life.

Now the officer’s efforts and bravery have won him an award at The Police Bravery Awards.

The awards ceremony was held last night at the Plaisterers Hall in London.