Hero off-duty cop took on hammer-wielding attacker – despite having hand in plaster

“A man came out from another house and she started to shout that she was going to kill him. It was a really large hammer so I knew I needed to act as quickly as I could.” The Gwent Police officer managed to grab the weapon and hurl it away. 

Now she has been given a Police Federation award for her “outstanding act of bravery”. 

John Apter, National Chairman of the Police Federation of England and Wales, said: “Pc Griffiths demonstrated outstanding courage.”

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