A Nottinghamshire police officer is in a serious condition after trying to save a “distressed” man who was on railway lines.
Emergency crews were called to a residential area in Balderton over concerns for a man’s safety just before 7pm on August 24.
The officer was hit by a train and left with serious injuries while trying to save the man.
He has been taken to Queen’s Medical Centre.
The man on the railway lines was also injured, but his condition is not believed to be life-threatening. He was also taken to hospital.
Chief constable Kate Meynell said: “This is a truly devastating incident that has left one of our officers very poorly in hospital.
“We are supporting his family and ensuring that he gets all the care and support he needs.
“This was also extremely traumatic for all those who attended the scene, some of whom provided immediate medical assistance while the ambulance was on its way.
“I would like to personally thank them for their quick and dedicated response to this incident.
“Officers and police staff put themselves in danger every day to keep the public safe and from harm and I personally want to say how eternally grateful and proud I am of them all.”