Liam Goodwin from Honiton is pictured receieving his High Sheriff award at County Hall this week by the High Sheriff of Devon Robin Barlow. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref mhh 6966-04-13SH To order your copy of this photograph go to www.midweekherald.co.uk and click on MyPhotos24.
Friday, February 15, 2013
Honiton man recognised as an outstanding citizen.
A Honiton man has been recognised for his bravery after helping to prevent a burglary and bringing two offenders to justice.
Liam Goodwin was presented with an award by the High Sheriff Robin Barlow at a ceremony held at County Hall, Exeter, last week.
The award recognises him as an outstanding citizen of Devon.
The 23-year-old called the police after seeing two men trying to break into a property last year when he was walking home.
When he challenged them, he was attacked and hit over the head with a bottle as he called the police.
He also tried to catch a photo of the two men while he waited for officers to arrive at the scene.
Liam was threatened with a knife during the incident but his actions led to the offenders being given six-month prison sentences, suspended for two years.
On receiving his award, Liam said: “I am very pleased. It was pleasant surprise.”
He added: “There are a lot of people out there who do a lot of different things in the community - the only thing I have done, I would hope anyone would do.”
High Sheriff Robin Barlow said: “These people are a remarkable group of individuals, each of whom in their own quiet way has been doing something very special.
They are a credit to their community and county.”