Police officers risked their lives to search for mother and baby in Wembley fire

Peel Road is in Wembley (Pic credit: Google streetview)

Peel Road is in Wembley (Pic credit: Google streetview) - Credit: Archant

Two police officers have been praised after they rushed into a burning building in Wembley to search for a mother and baby.

PC ScottMontaut and Brooke Richardson risked their lives by entering the fire at a hostel in Peel Road, after they were flagged down while on patrol.

They took the brave decision after the other residents who had been evacuated were unable to find the pair and believed they were trapped inside.

The officers entered the property but were overcome by the thick smoke and were forced to retreat.

They briefed fire crews who had since arrived but the mother and child were found outside the building.

Sergeant Martin Robbie said: “PCs Montaut and Richardson have acted with great courage and shown initiative, resourcefulness and compassion. This incident demonstrates the bravery shown by police officers as they go about their daily business.”

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