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Autism training helps Northumbria student officer save a life

A Northumbria student officer who rescued a woman with autism from a cliff edge has praised specialist training she received just weeks before on the condition.

Richie Smith was diagnosed with autism in his early 30s and now helps forces deliver training

Richie Smith was diagnosed with autism in his early 30s and now helps forces deliver training

Date - 2nd April 2021
By - Chloe Livadeas
On only her sixth shift on duty, Charlotte (who doesn't want her full name disclosed) received a grade 1 call of concern for a woman standing on the cliff's edge at Roker, Sunderland. She arrived at the scene where the woman was in a...
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