Honour for officers who recaptured British Virgin Islands prisoners after Hurricane Irma

POLICE officers who helped recapture dangerous prisoners who escaped after a storm damaged a jail have been handed awards.

Wednesday, 6th December 2017, 6:00 am

Five officers from Hampshire police flew out to the British Virgin Islands after Hurricane Irma struck. They also helped establish water and electricity supplies and cleared debris.

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Chief constable Olivia Pinkney said: ‘These officers are a true credit to the policing family and the communities they serve.’

The officers who travelled to the British Virgin Islands were: Insp Alex Reading, PC Stuart Woods, PC Terry Cooke, PC David Tester and PC Martin Daniels.