Heroic police officer, 48, is to receive Pride of Britain Award

A heroic police officer who risked her life to stop a driver ploughing into runners is to be honoured in the Pride of Britain Awards.

Pc Claire Bond
Pc Claire Bond

PC Claire Bond, 48, from Staffordshire, suffered a shattered leg after she was ran over by drug dealer Gurajdeep Malhi in September 2018.

The mother-of-four had been responding to reports a car had crashed into a garage in Coton Fields, Stafford, near the route of a 10km race.

Malhi had smashed into parked cars while fleeing police in a hired BMW.

Upon arrival at the scene, PC Bond struggled with Malhi as she tried to grab his keys fearing he would head straight for the route of the race, which was packed with runners.

She was subsequently ran over, dragged along the ground and crushed against a fence.

PC Bond was eventually pulled to safety but had to undergo a five-hour-operation to save her shattered leg.

Malhi fled on foot but was later arrested. He was eventually jailed for 12 years.

A year after the incident, PC Bond took part in the same race where she raised for the charity Care of Police Survivors.

She covered the first nine kilometres in a wheelchair but walked the final one.

PC Bond was left unable to work for 18 months but returned to her police duties on April 1.

Her heroics actions will be recognised with the This Morning Emergency Services Award.

The awards ceremony, run by the Daily Mirror in partnership with TSB, will be broadcast on ITV on November 1 from 9pm.

The ceremony's host, Carol Vorderman, said: "Our winners are the perfect representation of the way the nation has pulled together in 2020.

"People have faced challenges unlike anything we could have imagined, but we have all helped each other through them, and that is what Pride of Britain is all about.

"And it is what our winners are all about too. From a six-year-old schoolboy to a 100-year-old war hero, and from a young mum to an England footballer, they have all gone to extreme lengths to put other people first.

"That is a wonderful thing, and it makes this such a special show."

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