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American tourist who saved man's life after Stratford assault given police award

Laura Kearns 19th Nov, 2018

AN AMERICAN tourist who saved a man’s life after he was assaulted in Stratford has been given a police award.

A 32-year-old from Kineton was assaulted in Bridge Street on July 5 and suffered head injuries.

But Mitch Mellott, who was visiting the town from Washington State, provided life-saving first aid and ensured the victim’s airwaves were kept clear while he waited for emergency services to arrive.

He was nominated for a Chief Superintendent’s Commendation, which was presented to him at his local police department by Chief of Police Andy Hwang.

Chf Supt Ben Smith from Warwickshire Police said: “Mitch’s quick thinking helped to save the man’s life. He then stayed with him until paramedics arrived.

“We’re extremely grateful for the care he provided and the support he gave to police officers when they arrived.”

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