Watch: Dramatic moment police save man's life during Sutton siege

The moment a man armed with a machete fell from a window during a dramatic siege at Sutton is to be featured on popular TV show Police Interceptors.

Wednesday, 14th April 2021, 10:33 am
PC Phil Broughton. Photo:: Nottinghamshire Police.

Officers from Nottinghamshire Police have become firm favourites with viewers in recent months as camera crews follow them across the county hunting criminals and cracking down on bad driving.

But in an episode to be screened on Channel 5 at 8pm today (Wednesday), dramatic footage will be shown capturing the moment officers used their medical training to help save the man's life after he fell from the window of a house.

Police had been called to reports of a ‘dramatic siege’ on Collins Avenue, which involved a man armed with the machete who had barricaded himself inside the property.

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They were told a woman had been attacked with a knife moments before and had been taken to hospital.

The man behind the attack subsequently locked himself inside the home and was making threats at police.

Armed officers began negotiating with the man when he suddenly plummeted from a top floor window.

In the video, a man can be seen lying on the ground before officers spring into action to save his life ahead of an ambulance coming.

The incident, which happened on August 20 last year, was ‘very frightening’ for all involved.

PC Phil Broughton, who makes regular appearances on Police Interceptors and has been with the force for more than 20 years, recalled how the drama unfolded.

"I had just managed to get his attention and was talking to him calmly as he stood at the top floor window,” he said.

"I was able to get a good view of him, he was clearly irate and wasn't making much sense and appeared to have several facial injuries himself.

"Then all of a sudden he toppled out and was lying on the ground.

"In those situations, there is no time to think, it quickly becomes a medical emergency and a real team effort in order to save this man's life."

The man suffered a head injury and was in a coma for two days but went on to make a full recovery.

He admitted possessing a bladed article and actual bodily harm and was sentenced to 18 months in prison in February.