Police community support officers push woman home in mobility scooter in freezing conditions

Two PCSOs came to the rescue of woman whose mobility scooter broke down in the snow in Wyberton this week.

The PCSOs pushed the woman home
The PCSOs pushed the woman home

The woman on her broken down scooter at the junction of Saundergate Lane on the A16 was reported to the police at around noon on Wednesday

PCSO Neil Williams and PCSO Esther Smyth answered and went above and beyond to make sure they got her home safely.

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The woman had become stranded after her mobility scooter’s battery failed while on a trip to the local shop.

The woman, in her late 40s, was cold was left sat in the cold until a female passer-by came to her aid, brought coffee to help keep the woman warm, and contacted the police.

PCSOs’ Williams and Smyth assisted the woman by pushing the scooter, with her sat on it, home.

Boston neighbourhood police Inspector Fran Harrod said: “As the saying goes, not all heroes wear capes. Our officers went beyond the call of duty to ensure this woman made it home safe.

“I am very proud of all of officers, it is the little things that often mean a lot.

“I would like to say a big thank you to PCSO Williams and PCSO Smyth, and also to the member of the public who contacted us and gave the woman a coffee. This woman was out in freezing cold conditions so we were pleased she made it home safe and sound.”