A FORMER Hermitage Academy pupil has been honoured with a police commendation for her brave actions as a clinical health nurse in England.

34-year-old Lynne Scobie, originally from Helensburgh, received the notable award in September from Thames Valley Police after she helped talk someone down from jumping off a multi-storey car park.

Lynne was presented with the commendation by Superintendent Kevin Brown, local police area commander for High Wycombe, for her actions whilst carrying out her job as a street triage clinician working alongside police officers.

Lynne told the Advertiser: "I work for the NHS in partnership with Thames Valley Police and if people phone up in crisis then I go out and help them.

"Police arrived at the scene but the man wouldn't speak to them, so I went out to speak to him and managed to coax him off the ledge.

"I am still quite new in the role having started in October last year. I have dealt with a lot of difficult situations in previous jobs but that was the first time where I have talked someone down from effectively wanting to kill themselves."

Despite the obvious pressures of her job, Lynne admitted she is happy that her efforts have not gone unnoticed.

She added: "I have never been able to settle in a job, but this is different.

"It's nice that they actually recognise when you do something good as it's not often that you get praise in your workplace.

"The police are so supportive to work with and it's a very rewarding job.

"That was the worst one so far but most of the time people just need someone to talk to.

"A few of my teachers at Hermitage Academy never thought I would qualify as a nurse, so that's nice as well!"

Lynne’s mum Deborah said it was a memorable moment for her family.

She added: “Lynne felt honoured to receive the award.

“She works for the NHS but regularly goes out with police on patrols in the Aylesbury and Wycombe area.

“We are all very proud of her.”