Employee, Binay Prasad's Police honour

Thursday, 5 June 2014

An Abellio Greater Anglia employee has been recognised at a British Transport Police (BTP) awards ceremony for his role in tackling railway crime and antisocial behaviour.

Hackney Downs Station Supervisor, Binay Prasad (from Redbridge), was presented with a Divisional Commander’s Commendations by Chief Superintendent, Paul Brogden, on Friday 23rd May in a special ceremony held at Stationer’s Hall, London.

Certificates of Commendation are the highest honour awarded to police officers, police community support officers (PCSOs), special constables, police staff, railway staff and members of the public who have shown special zeal, courage, skill and resourcefulness in the detection of crime or some other form of police work.

Chief Superintendent, Paul Brogden, said, “Mr. Prasad showed professionalism and compassion and his quick actions certainly helped to save a person’s life.”

The incident took place on 2nd November 2013, when, on noticing a male on the tracks, Binay quickly acted to flag down and stop an oncoming train. Binay then approached the male, discovered that he was intending to commit suicide and managed to build a rapport with the male and then escort him off the tracks to a place of safety. He continued to talk to the male, keeping him safe and calm until police and ambulance services arrived.

Jamie Burles, Abellio Greater Anglia Managing Director, said, “I would like to thank Binay for his diligence and care and I am delighted that he has been recognised with this honour. He is a great asset to the Abellio Greater Anglia team.”