Hero North Hill doorman comes to aid of vulnerable woman on Tamar Bridge

17 Nov, 2017

Hero North Hill doorman comes to aid of vulnerable woman on Tamar Bridge

Police have praised a Plymouth doorman for helping a vulnerable woman on the Tamar Bridge last Tuesday.

Hero Daniel Knill was on his way home from a friend’s house in Saltash when he spotted a woman at the side of the road.


“I asked if she was okay and at first she told me to keep away. It was clear that she was really upset.

“I started making conversation with her and asked her about her life and started telling her about mine.

“Gradually she calmed down and I said ‘C’mon let’s get out of here’ and I held her hand and walked her over to the officers on the other side of the bridge.

“I carried her bag and her belongings too. I wanted her to know that she had my full support.”

Police told The Herald that they were keen to thank Daniel, who lives with his partner Tara and his seven-year-old son George in Crownhill, for all of his hard work.

A police spokesperson told The Herald: “Duty Inspector Paul Laity asked officers to make sure that the member of the public was thanked and said that he did a grand job.”

Daniel, who works at the Skiving Scholar, said that his experience as a doorman in North Hill helped him to deal with the incident.

He explained: “I am quite good at recognising and helping vulnerable people as part of my job.

“When I saw her something kind of kicked in and I instinctively knew what I needed to do.”

Officers also confirmed details of the incident to The Herald this evening.

A force spokesperson said: “Police received calls related to the concern for welfare of a woman on the footpath of the Tamar Bridge.

“A member of the public, who had been riding a motorcycle, pulled over and spoke to the woman.

After speaking to her, they eventually managed to walk her over to police while holding her hand.

“The woman, who was in her 30’s, was then taken to a Plymouth address to be with friends and family who could support her.”

Source – PlymouthHerald