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Officers Praised After Smashing Into Burning Swaffham House


3:09pm 18th June 2014

An elderly Swaffham woman is recovering from serious burns after she was rescued by 5 policemen from a house fire in the town.

Two sprinted to the scene from the nearby police station when they heard of the fire and after being told about the woman by her distraught carer, got into the house but couldn't get through the smoke.

They tried again with torches, and then kicked in the back door and were able to reach the woman, who was later air lifted to hospital.

Sarah Hamlin is the Assistant Chief Constable for Norfolk Police...

"They went above and beyond without doubt. They were aware of the risks to themselves, but their sense of duty has driven them on, and they've saved a life. I am hugely proud of them for that."

None of the officers want to speak to the press and say they were simply doing what you'd want someone to do for your own nanny.

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