22nd Oct, 2021

Coventry Police present bravery award to youngest ever recipient after five-year-old helps get knife off the streets

Tristan Harris 18th Sep, 2021 Updated: 18th Sep, 2021

COVENTRY Police has presented its youngest ever recipient with a special accolade after a knife was found and handed into officers.

Jeremy, aged five, from Tile Hill, along with big brother Jonathan, seven and big sister Elizabeth, 11, received the Young Person’s Awards from the Deputy Chief Constable Vanessa Jardine.

The presentation was made at West Midlands Police’s bravery awards.

The three were out litter-picking in Limbrick Wood in May last year, when they found a knife at the base of a tree.

Elizabeth said: “Me and my brothers all got scared but mummy kept us calm. Daddy collected the knife and we safely boxed it up,.

“We brought it to the police station and a nice policeman collected it from us.

“I said I didn’t want anyone to get hurt from a dangerous knife.”

As well as a framed certificate all three were treated to a bag of Freddos. As it was his birthday on the same day as the award ceremony, Jeremy received an extra present – a police costume.

Parents who want to speak to their children about knife crime and the dangers of it can visit west-midlands.police.uk to know how to find out more about how to approach the subject and have the conversation.

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