Praise for police officer nominated for bravery award

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A POLICE officer nominated for a bravery award has been praised by the chief constable.

Olivia Pinkney, who took on the role earlier this year, said she was proud of PC Vikki Sharpe after she wrestled with an erratic driver.

PC Sharpe was on duty alone when she stopped a car on the M3 near Basingstoke. She requested a breath test from the driver who then became aggressive and started struggling with her. She was injured during the incident.

Ms Pinkney said: ‘PC Sharpe acted instinctively in what was a violent and dangerous situation. She acted without hesitation and even though badly injured continued to do her job.

‘I am so proud of Vikki, she is a credit to the constabulary.’

Her comments come as PC Sharpe will attend the Police Bravery Awards on July 14.