A Bourne End plumbing company jumped at the chance to help support a police officer who was injured in a terrorist attack on Westminster Bridge.

BBC show DIY SOS sent out a plea to local tradespeople and suppliers to help transform the home of PC Kris Aves, who spent eight days in a coma and seven months at Stoke Mandeville Hospital being treated for life-changing injuries following the terror attack in March last year. 

The father-of-two suffered broken legs, head, chest and arm injuries and damage to his spinal cord. 

Heppelthwaite The Red Van Plumbers - based in Bourne End - took part in the huge project to transform the heroic officer’s home so he could return home to his family, which was televised last week. 

Moved by PC Aves' tragic experience and wanting to do something to help, Heppelthwaite The Red Van Plumbers responded and with "no hesitation" put together an expert team including a project manager, technical consultants and three plumbing and heating operatives.

Working alongside the DIY SOS team and more than 100 trade professionals, Heppelthwaite provided plumbing and heating services to help with the complete renovation of PC Aves' home.

The team were involved in the design process, coordination of operatives and the installation stages throughout the "hectic" nine days.

Gary Evans, managing director for Heppelthwaite, said: “This is a fantastic example of how the local community can come together to do something very special.

"We are delighted to have been a huge part of the project and hope that we’ve provided some comfort to Kris and his family."