Matthew MacFadyen, Mark Benton, Michael Dennis, Kirsty Healey, Melissa Price and Karen Dennis all received public commendations for their part in the rescue at a police awards ceremony last week.

Three men who pulled a mother from a burning car moments before it went up in flames on the Warwick Road in Preston Bagot last November were also commended.

Max Tubbs pulled a mother with broken legs from a burning car.

Max Tubbs pulled a mother with broken legs from a burning car.

Max Tubbs, who featured in the Herald at the time, was given a joint service commendation from the emergency services along with Chris Brackstone and Richard Evans.

The police awards ceremony, which took place in Kenilworth last week, was hosted by Warwickshire Police Chief Constable Andy Parker.

The awards were presented by the Lord Lieutenant of Warwickshire, Tim Cox.

PC Pete Hayes and PC Marcus Franklin, who helped recover more than £7 million worth of stolen goods from Wellesbourne Market in two separate raids in September and December were also commended on the night.

Two Special Constables from South Warwickshire – Rachel Oaten (Stratford), and Matthew Brown (Alcester) – were given long-service awards for completing at least nine years of voluntary work with the police.

There are 279 voluntary officers in the Warwickshire Special Constabulary, and the force wants to increase this to 410 by April 2016.