Praise for officers 'lifesaving' actions in Worcester GBH case as man jailed - The Worcester Observer

Praise for officers 'lifesaving' actions in Worcester GBH case as man jailed

Worcester Editorial 11th Mar, 2024   0

A HEROIC police officer’s lifesaving actions have been commended in a case where a man was given three years for GBH following a serious assault outside of the Tesco Express in Worcester city centre.

Brennan Kilner, 26, of Mersey Road, Worcester, was jailed for 40 months, reduced to 36 for pleading guilty to GBH, at Worcester Crown Court on Friday (March 8).

On the evening of August 8, 2023, the ambulance service told police officers about an assault outside of the Tesco Express where a man was left unconscious, and his attackers had fled the scene.

Police Cons Edward Bishop was among those who attended the scene and found the man, who was now conscious and being attended to by paramedics.

Although able to communicate, the victim was disorientated sparking concern from PC Bishop.

The man quickly deteriorated and needed to be transferred to hospital urgently for immediate brain surgery, where his condition was life threatening.




PC Bishop travelled with the man and remained with him throughout this procedure until his family arrived.

His actions sparked praise from colleagues for his quick thinking at the time.


Through CCTV enquiries, officers established and identified those present at the time of the offence.

After an investigation, three men were identified, arrested, and interviewed on suspicion of causing Grievous Bodily Harm.

Brennan Kilner, who initially stated he was not guilty and had acted in self-defence, was remanded into custody but was later bailed by the courts until the trial date.

Kilner attended court on February 5 where he changed his plea to guilty of causing Grievous Bodily Harm.

Det Cons Catherine Pinney of Worcester Reactive CID said: “This was a particularly nasty and serious assault which has resulted in life-changing injuries for the victim, though he is continuing to progress with the support of his friends and family.

“The quick thinking and actions of PC Bishop who was able to support the victim to remain with the paramedics and receive treatment in this case without a doubt saved his life.

“This court result shows we do not tolerate violence of any kind in our communities and will always bring those suspected of such attacks to justice while seeking to protect the public we serve from harm.”

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