A fearless JCB1 security guard has been hailed for pulling a woman from a burning car moments before it became engulfed. Adam Sharman, 26, witnessed a collision between her vehicle and another on the outskirts of Cheadle. He, along with another passing motorist, rushed to aid the woman who was trapped.
The two managed to bend the car s door frame to pull the woman out just before the car was completely covered in flames.
The burning wreckage of the car after Adam dragged a woman free (Image: Burton Mail)
“She was stuck behind the steering wheel and the chassis was all crumpled.
“The engine was on fire and we had to bend the car s door frame because it wouldn t open.
Adam Sharman, 26, is a security guard for JCB. (Image: Burton Mail)
“The flames started to get bigger so we decided just to take an arm each and kept dragging her back the car then completely went up in flames . We took her quite far back but you could still feel the heat.”
Emergency services attended the collision between a Citro n Saxo and a Land Rover in Cheadle Road at around 10.15pm on Friday, November 3.
The woman was taken to hospital to be treated for serious injuries to her legs, but Adam says that, if he had arrived later, the situation could have been much worse. Adam, who works at JCB s World HQ in Rocester, said: “If it was someone I cared about I hope someone would do the same thing.
“I always try to help out . I thought to myself afterwards that, had we have been there just five minutes later, it could have been horrific .
Luckily we were able to get her out.”
PC Dave Stubbs, from Staffordshire Police, helped deal with the aftermath of the crash. He said: “In my view these people saved her life . They came across the collision and, within seconds, sprang into action and pulled her from the car.”
A man caught trying to steal wine from a supermarket threatened a security guard and said: I ll punch you from here to over there. The incident happened at Asda in Dewsbury on September 22, Kirklees Magistrates Court1 heard. Glen Liversedge was witnessed trying to remove security tags from two bottles of wine at the Mill Street West store.
Clint Chambers, prosecuting, said: When he was challenged by a member of staff he made the threat: I ll punch you from here to over there.
This caused him to feel fear of immediate violence. The 30-year-old pleaded guilty to criminal damage and threatening behaviour.
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He admitted that he dropped the wine, causing the bottles to smash but claimed that he was manhandled by the security guard. Liversedge said that, while was drunk at the time, he was making his way to the till to pay for the alcohol.
District Judge Michael Fanning told him: You were challenged in the store and gobbed off.
It s not very pleasant but I accept that s the extent of it.
You need to understand that you cannot mouth off at people just trying to do their job. Liversedge, of Thorn Avenue in Thornhill, was sentenced to 40 hours of unpaid work. He will have to pay 10 compensation to the store as well as 85 costs and 85 victim surcharge.
A former security guard who claims he was sacked from his local Tesco1 after being falsely accused of stealing has spent hours protesting on the store’s roof. Adama Jammeh, 46, from Reading, climbed onto the girders above the checkouts in the Tesco Extra on Thursday night. By 2pm on Friday, he had been up there for more than 20 hours.
The store was evacuated just after 6pm on Thursday after Mr Jammeh, a father-of-two was spotted climbing up to the celing rafters. He has been protesting outside the store for six months
He has been protesting just outside of the Reading West Tesco store since he was fired six months ago. According to the Reading Chronicle, the ex-watchman was the subject of a year-long investigation by Thames Valley Police after he was accused of stealing electronics by Tesco and contractor Total Security Services . Although he was cleared by police, Mr Jammeh said Tesco refused to apologise and reinstate him in his old role.
He has been seen carrying signs reading “Total Security Services LTD & Tesco lied about me” and demanding Tesco CEO Dave Lewis come to the store and explain why he has been fired.
In a Facebook live stream, Mr Jammeh said: “I’ve been protesting here for six months . The Tesco CEO needs to come here and explain to me why I lost my job.
“They told a tribunal they caught me stealing . But why were the police not called ? How come I wasn’t arrested ? There was no evidence.
“I’ve got kids . This affected my whole family.. .
My wife, my mum, my kids: everyone.”
A Tesco spokesman said: “We are aware of an incident at our Reading West Extra store and are assisting police with the matter.”
A TSS spokesman said: “We are aware of the incident involving a former employee of Total Security Services and are assisting police and Tesco in this matter.”
Thames Valley Police said the incident is ongoing.