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Interview: Windsor police officers commended for trying to save life of murder victim Seán Noctor

Interview: Windsor police officers commended for trying to save life of murder victim Seán Noctor

Philip Dewey

Interview: Windsor police officers commended for trying to save life of murder victim Seán Noctor
PC Chris Harrison and PC Joe Buckley received awards for their service in the Seán Noctor murder case.

Police officers who tried to save the life of a man murdered in Windsor have received awards for their actions.

PC Chris Harrison and PC Joe Buckley, of Windsor Police Station, were first on the scene when 24-year-old Seán Noctor, from Dedworth, was fatally stabbed in The Goswells on July 28, 2013.

Both officers performed CPR on Seán, who had been on a night out in Windsor for his sister's birthday, and stayed with him until an ambulance arrived, but he later died at Wexham Park Hospital.

PC Harrison, who has been with Thames Valley Police for five years, said: "PC Buckley and myself were the first officers on the scene having found Seán Noctor immediately and commenced CPR.

"I went for a quick area check for the suspects after speaking to Seán's friends and went off after them and then returned to where Seán was, took over CPR and stayed on the scene until paramedics took over from me. 

"Unfortunately for the family we unable to save Seán. It was difficult seeing them but we did as much as could to help him."

Evidence given by PC Harrison and PC Buckley at the Old Bailey helped to prosecute Seán's killer Jordan Doyle, 21, who received a life sentence with a minimum of 21 years in February.

Both officers, along with PC Chelsey Hook, and Special Constable Ravi Kumar, were recognised at a police commendation ceremony for officers in Windsor and Maidenhead, at Windsor Guildhall on Monday, December 1.

PC Buckley said: "It was nice to be recognised for our work but I have mixed emotions because it was quite a horrendous incident and someone lost their life.

"We went into training mode and you do the best you can do but unfortunately it wasn't good enough on the night."

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