It is with great pride that Aston Services Group (ASG) can now announce this recognition of outstanding achievement by our Security Officer, Chris Chatten.
The serious incident outside the Victoria Shopping Centre led to three youths being arrested under suspicion of attempted murder. Chris witnessed the incident and managed to capture CCTV footage, whilst calling the police and ambulance services immediately.
Chris said, “I am delighted to receive this award and really glad that the footage I managed to record was usable as evidence by the Police.  Harrogate is actually a really nice town and this incident is definitely not in keeping with what usually happens in and around Victoria Shopping Centre. It is really important that we work together: the Police, the Centre, Aston Services Group to maintain the safe environment for the public and the training I received was vital in my role within this partnership.”
Nick Atkinson, Managing Director of ASG, commented, “Chris receiving this award from North Yorkshire Police recognizes the importance of his training and the collaborative role our security officers play in working with the emergency services in providing a safe environment for our community to live in.”
The award was presented to Chris outside Victoria Shopping Centre, Harrogate by Steve Thomas, Detective Superintendent, County Command North Yorkshire Police in recognition of his ‘dedication, security awareness and excellent presence of mind following an incident in the early hours of Friday 3rd January 2020, adjacent to Victoria Shopping Centre, Harrogate’.
 
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Foreground and centre Chris Chatten ASG employee with his commendation award and from Left to Right – Steve Thomas, Detective Superintendent NYP, Ali Guneyogullari, ASG Supervisor at Victoria, ASG MD Nick Atkinson and James White, Victoria Shopping Centre Manager.