Heroic staff at a High Wycombe pub who sprang into action to help save a man who had been stabbed during a fight have been commended by Wycombe’s top police officer for their actions.

Members of staff at Butlers pub in Frogmoor were celebrated at a ceremony on Thursday for providing first aid to the man who had been stabbed in the abdomen and for identifying the attacker who had tried to hide in the crowd.

The commander’s commendation ceremony – hosted by Superintendent Kevin Brown - also marked the hard work and heroic acts of Wycombe’s police officers, with dignitaries including the mayor, Steve Baker MP and Katrina Wood, leader of Wycombe District Council in attendance.

PC Ben Pearmain was recognised for his actions off duty when he was the first on the scene of a fatal crash on the A404.

Although he had just been told a family member had passed away, Thames Valley Police say he acted “courageously in what was a dangerous and fast moving situation” – remaining calm and assessing those who were injured and communicating it to the emergency service crews who were on their way.

PCs Dan Crook and Andrew Cummins were commended for the courage and calm they displayed when responding to a man who had gone into cardiac arrest in a shop.

Working in cramped conditions, the officers quickly started CPR on the man for around 20 minutes whilst waiting for the ambulance to arrive and then supported paramedics when they got there.

DC Alex Trevivian was also congratulated for his actions when he came across an incident while off duty.

After witnessing a man push a woman into the shutters of a shop, causing an injury to her face, DC Trevivian attempted to detain the suspect who still had hold of the victim’s hair.

He managed to restrain and arrest the man despite him being very resistant. A nearby security guard, Malik Muhammed Ali, came over to help DC Trevivian until more officers arrived.

Seven officers and a mental health nurse were commended for their actions in assisting a man who was threatening to jump from the roof of a car park.

Three officers were also commended for the first aid that they administered when responding to a man who had an eight inch knife wound to his back, which had punctured his lung. The first aid helped save his life.

The man was a victim of domestic violence and he received support and recently called in on 101 to thank the officers.

The Community and Diversity Officer for Wycombe LPA was commended for his dedication and commitment to renewing community contacts, his communication with hard-to-reach groups of the community and managing community tensions at a number of “complex” incidents in the area.

Sgt Robin Hughes was also thanked for his “invaluable” contribution in running the Wycombe Police Cadet Unit.

As well as giving up his own time to organise events, manage the timetable and lead meetings, he has encouraged the cadets in their personal development and developed other leaders within the unit.