Officers who saved woman from bridge fall will be Norwich City special guests today

NOSCAS 2016: PC Joseph Jermy. PIC: Morgan Hollis

NOSCAS 2016: PC Joseph Jermy. PIC: Morgan Hollis - Credit: Morgan Hollis

Two police officers who saved a woman from falling onto the A47 will appear as special guests at today's Norwich City match.

Simon Bailey, left, presents bravery award to PC Joseph Jermy at NOSCAS 2016. PIC Mark Amies.

Simon Bailey, left, presents bravery award to PC Joseph Jermy at NOSCAS 2016. PIC Mark Amies. - Credit: MARK AMIES

PC Joseph Jermy and PC Jon Downs saw the distressed woman standing on the wrong side of the barrier on the A47 bridge at Dereham last May.

PC Jermy joined the woman, who had started to fit, on the narrow ledge, and - leaning over her - held onto the fence so she could not fall forward while they waited for the fire service to arrive.

The two will be KarePlus Community Heroes when Nottingham Forest visit Carrow Road later today and will bring out the match ball.

PC Jermy has been a police officer for four years, having followed in his father's footsteps, and PC Downs has been serving Norfolk as an officer for 16 years.

Fire service watch manager Duncan Barrow also climbed onto the ledge to rescue the woman from the 20-foot fall.


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Mr Barrow and PC Jermy were recognised by the Royal Humane Society.

• Do you know of a community hero we should be writing about? Email lauren.cope@archant.co.uk

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