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Subway staff awarded for bravery

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The selfless bravery of three Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) staff was praised last night at the British Transport Police’s annual Commendation Ceremony.

Alan Clark, Douglas McConnell and David Cunningham were presented with Area Commanders Certificates of Commendation by Assistant Chief Constable for Scotland, David McCall.

The Scotland area is grateful for their hard work and assistance and this ceremony is our chance to say a big thank you and recognise their contributions.”

Chief Superintendent Ellie Bird

David, a Subway train driver, was recognised for his prompt actions in removing a suspect package from the train, taking it to a place of safety and alerting BTP in April.

Alan and Douglas were recognised for assisting in the rescue of an elderly man who had fallen on to the tracks at Shields Road Subway station in January.

Alan said:

“It’s such an honour to be recognised in this way. My family and some of the staff from Subway Operations came along, so the ceremony was a really special occasion.”

Chief Superintendent Ellie Bird, Area Commander for the Scotland area of BTP, added:

“These officers and public-spirited individuals are extremely deserving of their accolades. The Scotland area is grateful for their hard work and assistance and this ceremony is our chance to say a big thank you and recognise their contributions.”

Certificates of Commendation are awarded by the Area Commander to police officers, railway staff and members of the public who have shown zeal, courage, bravery and resourcefulness in the detection of crime or some other police work.