Special constable gave lifesaving treatment to Lower Briggate stabbing victims

Wednesday 05th December 2018 04:40 EST

A special constable who came to the aid of two stabbing victims in Leeds city centre has been praised for giving lifesaving first aid under extreme pressure. 

Usmaan Akhtar was only on his fourth tour of duty as part of Operation Capital, which aims to keep revellers safe on a Friday and Saturday night, when a fight broke out on Lower Briggate on July 15. 

One of the first on the scene, where he found two people had been stabbed, he remained calm and administered first aid until paramedics arrived. 

He was among those to be recognised at the Leeds District Police Awards 2018, where a number of awards were also presented to those who had helped save people threatening to take their lives.

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