Above and beyond the call of duty!
Gary Yates, Security Officer at the Cornmill Shopping Centre, Darlington received a 'Certificate of Excellence' award from Sue Young, Centre Manager.
Here is his story as told by Chris Stokoe, the Aston Services Security Manager on site:
"This morning Gary was walking into work and came across 2 men giving CPR to a male casualty in the town centre. Gary ran across town to our office, obtained our AED, ran back to the casualty and gave treatment until the emergency ambulance arrived, at which point the male had recovered to a faint heart rhythm. This all in massive levels of snow, and blizzard conditions. Way above and beyond the call of duty! Needless to say we are all very proud of him".
The centre were so impressed with him that they too gave him an award of shopping vouchers for the Cornmill.
Photograph shows Gary receiving his vouchers and certificate from Sue Young, Centre Manager at the Cornmill and Alistair Clayton, Commercial Director at Aston Services group.