Three Northumbria officers who arrested man brandishing a gun win prize, with officers who rugby-tackled Jo Cox’s killer also recognised

Three officers who tackled a man threatening them with a handgun unarmed were honoured for their bravery on Thursday. The officers from the Northumbria force – a woman and two men – were the overall winners of this year’s Police Bravery awards, which give an insight into the dangers faced by law enforcement on the streets.

Among others nominated were officers who ran into burning buildings, rushed into water, and saved suicidal people from killing themselves. Also honoured were the officers who rugby-tackled the extremist rightwing assassin who shot and stabbed Labour MP Jo Cox to death.

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