Officer risks own life sitting with “distressed” woman

A police officer has been called a “hero” on social media after helping a "distressed" woman sitting on a bridge over a busy motorway.

Police were called after the woman was reported to have been sitting on the wrong side of the crossing over the M20 near Ashford.

According to an eye witness, one officer risked his own life by sitting next to her in a bid to rescue her. Comments came in on Twitter praising the officer for his bravery, calling him a “hero”.

According to Kent Live the woman was brought to safety and placed in the care of medical health professionals.