Passing police chiefs rush to aid of man hit by car in Camden Town
Chief inspector and sergeant find themselves administering first aid on coffee break
18 July, 2019 — By Samantha Booth
Chief Inspector Dominique Ioannou and Sergeant Premita Nilmadhub-Watson helped a man hurt hit by a car
TWO passing British Transport Police officers ran to the aid of a man who was hit by a car in Camden Town this week.
Chief Inspector Dominique Ioannou and Sergeant Premita Nilmadhub-Watson were at Camden Coffee House on Camden Road on Monday morning before a meeting at the BTP headquarters around the corner.
While getting coffee, the officers – usually based at London Bridge station – heard a loud bang before dashing outside.
A young man had been hit by a car near the traffic lights and had blood coming from his head while sat at the side of the road.
Chief Insp Ioannou, an officer of 15 years, said: “We were more worried about his head so we administered first aid. I was quite glad I was there in a way. It’s your duty to get involved and help the public. You’re never off duty, that’s the phrase police officers use quite a lot.”
She added: “There were so many well-meaning people, one came out with kitchen roll so we were able to apply pressure to the wound to stem the bleeding. It says a lot about the local community.”
The Met Police say the man’s injuries are not serious. A spokeswoman said enquiries into the circumstances were ongoing.