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Bromley PC rewarded for tackling gun-wielding Bexley man
A BROMLEY police officer who detained a gun-wielding Bexley man by wrestling him to the floor after he was headbutted has been rewarded for his bravery.
Police Constable Jon Card was dealing with a routine call out to reports of a man laying on the ground in the road near to Stockwell Close in Bromley.
PC Card asked the man to get up fearing he may get run over before starting to help him to his feet.
All of a sudden a loaded gun hit the floor and the man jumped up and head-butted him in the face.
PC Card bravely tackled the man to the floor, put the revolver in his pocket while he handcuffed him.
Shaun Roberts, aged 50, was arrested and charged with a number of offences including possession of a firearm and assault on a police officer following the incident on September 30 last year.
He was found guilty of these offences and jailed for five years.
Now PC Card has been commended for his bravery and professionalism.
Sergeant Gareth Starr from Bromley Police said: "PC Jon Card dealt with this entire incident on his own and the revolver that Jon seized was fully loaded.
“The potential for harm in this situation was severe and Jon’s immense bravery averted this. This was an act of pure bravery and professionalism - PC Jon Card is a very humble and modest officer who is a credit to the Metropolitan Police Service.”
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