richard whitehouse, bravery award

A former soldier and Nantwich dad has been commended with a national bravery award after tackling armed robbers in London.

Richard Whitehouse, 46, received the Sheriff’s Award for Bravery Certificate of Commendation at a prestigious awards ceremony in London.

He was nominated by the Metropolitan Police after intervening during an armed robbery at a jewellers shop in the City of London.

Richard, a security consultant, was attacked with ammonia and threatened with an axe during the incident.

But he tackled a suspect to the ground and pinned them down until police arrived.

One suspect was arrested and charged with robbery.

For the same incident, Richard was also commended with a Gold Medal during the 2017 Police Public Bravery Awards.

The father-of-three, who lives in Nantwich and has daughters attending Tarporley High and Kelsall Primary School, said: “It’s humbling to be recognised with these awards as I don’t feel like I’ve done anything special.

“But I’m very grateful to have been able to intervene and make a difference.”

The nationwide award tops a trio of acclaim for Mr Whitehouse.

In July 2014, he received the Chief Constable’s Commendation from the Cheshire Constabulary following an incident in Kelsall where he chased a suspected arsonist.

This later led to a successful conviction.

In his spare time, Mr Whitehouse has also raised more than £2,500 for charity, through various endurance challenges such as completing seven marathons in seven days (pictured, below), twice in two years, to support army veterans.

Richard Whitehouse, 46, received the Sheriff’s Award for Bravery Certificate of Commendation

Richard Whitehouse, left

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