Officers rescue man from blazing flat

TWO police officers have been hailed as heroes after pulling an unconscious man from a flat fire in Suffolk.Pc Nick Rush and Pc Rob Hinton were said to be “in the right place at the right time” following the drama in Vernon Street, Ipswich, in the early hours of Saturday.

TWO police officers have been hailed as heroes after pulling an unconscious man from a flat fire in Suffolk.

Pc Nick Rush and Pc Rob Hinton were said to be “in the right place at the right time” following the drama in Vernon Street, Ipswich, in the early hours of Saturday.

A chip pan fire had broken out at around 2am, filling the flat with thick smoke.

A police spokesman said: “A man came running out of a block of flats stating there was a fire in one of the flats and he couldn't wake his friend, the occupant.


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“Pcs Nick Rush and Rob Hinton entered the flat, which was full of black smoke and pulled an unconscious male out of the room.

“They also made other occupants aware of the fire and evacuated any residents who were in immediate danger.”

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Fire crews were called and the incident was brought quickly under control.

He added: “The officers happened to be on patrol in the area at the right place at the right time, and officers instinctively entered the pitch black flat and located the male and pulled him out to safety.”

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