MAR 01] WEST MIDLANDS POLICE NEWS
Wheelchair Hero Saves Mother And Child
public spirited Coventry man is to receive an award for bravery
after he stopped a man from attacking a woman and her daughter
despite being wheelchair-bound.
Luke, aged 23, from Foleshill, intervened when the man began to
punch the woman and her 15-year-old daughter.
Luke was thrown from his wheelchair during the incident.
attacker was later charged with wounding and actual bodily harm.
officer who attended the incident said he was convinced that
without Mr Luke's intervention the violence could well have had
more serious consequences.
recommending Mr Luke for the Chief Constable's Good Citizen
Award, Supt Jim McGinty, commander at Little Park Street police
was an exceptional action by Mr Luke, he prevented further
assaults and in doing so was injured himself."