18th Feb, 2019

PCC's praise for crash scene Special Constable injured in collision

Correspondent 20th Mar, 2018

A BRAVE Special Constable involved in a collision while helping a member of the public has been offered the best wishes of West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner John Campion.

Ben Perry was off duty, when he witnessed a collision on the M42 between Hopwood and Bromsgrove and went to assist.

He was struck by a second vehicle, suffering serious injuries, leading to the amputation of his lower right leg.

Ben is now in a stable condition in hospital where he will require further surgery and will remain there for the foreseeable future.

PCC Campion said: “My thoughts are with Ben and his family, and I wish him well with his recuperation.

“He acted selflessly, facing potential dangers, to help others; yet another example of the work of our volunteers, which I always find so very humbling.

“As part of my behind the badge campaign, I am calling for people to see the person behind the uniform and this is an outstanding example of someone going above and beyond to help others.”

West Mercia Assistant Chief Constable Martin Evans added: “Ben acted to protect people from harm and his selfless actions are a credit to the force. He has paid a high price for going to the public’s aid and our thoughts are with him and his family.”

Others including Special Chief Officer Nick Marlow have praised Ben’s dedication and selflessness.

Ben said he was: “blown away by the kindness and support received. My biggest worries is not being able to go on duty again after my injury as I love it so much.”

A fundraiser for Ben has been set up online: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/benperry

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