Cadet Leah Brackley, 14, and Cadet Stephanie Parkinson, 15, pictured above, were close to the Howard Centre when they came across a member of the public who had fallen over and sustained a head injury.


The pair, who are part of the Welwyn Hatfield cadet unit, immediately stopped to help, providing first aid and reassurance until police and paramedics arrived on the scene.

Following their actions, they were presented with Certificates of Good Work by PC Brad Glover and local Safer Neighbourhood Team Sergeant Emma Francis.

Pc Glover said, “The Welwyn Hatfield police cadet leaders and I are immensely proud of Leah and Steph for getting stuck in and showing good citizenship, as well as displaying the courage and tenacity to get involved and help.” 
“As we all know, it’s very easy to walk on by and ignore what’s going on, as many people do. The skills learnt during their training as police cadets were put into practice and they were able to quickly spring into action to provide assistance.”