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PremierLeague-News.Com - Josh Elliott was inspired to become a policeman after officers rescued him and his friends from the carnage of the Manchester Arena terror bombing

North East UK news Man rescued from Manchester Arena bombing inspired to become police officer PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - Josh Elliott was inspired to become a policeman after officers rescued him and his friends from the carnage of the Manchester Arena terror bombing

North East UK news Man rescued from Manchester Arena bombing inspired to become police officer PremierLeague-News.Com
15 August 2022 - 18:45

PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! A man who was rescued from the carnage of the Manchester Arena terror bombing was inspired to become a police officer thanks to the heroic efforts of those who saved him. Teaching assistant Josh Elliott was planning a career in the classroom until that fateful night when he and his friends escaped from the Ariana Grande concert in May 2017. Despite escaping physically unscathed, Josh's life changed forever as he decided in the moments after that he wanted to become a policeman. Now five years on from that horrific night, the 27-year-old is now a response officer serving in Crook, protecting people in their hour of need. He recalled how officers "sprang to action" to save him and his friends and said he wanted to a "negative into a positive" by joining the police. Read more: South Shields man sentenced to 5 years for violent sexual assault Josh said: "It was a horrendous situation to be in but seeing how the officers sprang into action and put themselves in danger to get us to safety just made something click in me. I saw it as a way of turning a negative into a positive and I knew then that I had to go into policing." Josh had attended the concert with two friends and, thankfully, the group’s decision to hang back at the end of the show meant they weren't caught in the deadly terrorist attack in the arena foyer where tragically, 22 fans were killed and more than 1,000 were injured. It took Josh's terrified group around 40 minutes to exit the arena. He said: "We were literally walking out and just heard this massive bang and then saw the smoke and people started to run and scream. No one knew what was going on. There were about 30 or 40 cop cars there and I just remember thinking it was like an army of police who had come out of nowhere to get us to safety. Josh Elliott and his friends escaped from the Ariana Grande concert "They were helping us get out and making sure we were ok. They were just getting us away from the danger and carnage. It’s hard to explain but seeing it all was just crazy and I just remember feeling an instant wave of relief and thinking, these people are mint and I would love to be someone like that." Despite not knowing anything about the police, Josh researched the role and applied to join as a police call handler – taking calls from people in crisis just like he had been, to gain experience and further knowledge of what he would be dealing with on a daily basis. Wanting to get more hands-on, he then applied for the role of police constable and although he was initially apprehensive about filling out the application due to his dyslexia, he was supported all the way to make his dream a reality.

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. As a response officer, he responds to everyone who needs him, protecting people whatever the situation. A typical shift starts with a team briefing where Josh and his colleagues are assigned taskings, a quick check of emails and then they head straight out on patrol where they respond to incidents as they come in through the control room. On a recent shift, Josh started with a voluntary interview at 8am before locking up a suspect for a domestic-related assault. After completing the handover package, he then went on to a mental health-related concern for safety incident, spending hours helping someone in crisis before returning to the officer to complete the paperwork. He said: "No two shifts are ever the same and sometimes you won’t get away for hours after your shift but knowing you are helping people in need every day is really rewarding and I wouldn’t change it for the world." Josh said one job that stands out, in particular, was protecting a victim of stalking. He spent a year on the complex case but said the satisfaction in knowing he had safeguarded a victim was like no other. He described the job as challenging, exciting and demanding and encouraged others who want to be the difference to apply. He said: "If this a career you’re seriously considering, go for it. There is no job like it. That being said, you need to expect busy shifts, stressful and volatile situations, lots of paperwork and having to do tasks you don’t want to do; but it’s all part of the role, you can’t pick or choose. If you know you can handle all of that, apply!" Want to be the next PC Elliott? Apply NOW at Police Constable (PC) (durham.police.uk). You have until 5pm on Friday, September 2. Read next: Knife-wielding Sunderland man botched Post Office raid after being spooked by smoke cloud Heaton man 'freaked out' and slit cat's throat with razor after breaking its leg Predator wore Christmas jumper to look 'endearing' before Newcastle public toilet sex attack on boy HMP Northumberland prisoner died after swallowing drugs smuggled in by his own mother Husband who 'snapped' and smothered 'nagging' wife to death with pillow in Newcastle jailed for life

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