A brave PCSO who disarmed a gun-wielding woman in Victoria has been honoured for his heroism.
Police Community Support Officer George McNaught, 45, was patrolling at Victoria Station, in Terminus Place, when he stopped the woman believing she was carrying drugs.
Instead, the woman pulled out a gun and aimed it at a young boy nearby.
Mr McNaught said: "I said to her, 'I'm a better hostage so take me and let him go'. Then I thought, if she's going to shoot there's going to be a bloodbath so I threw her to the ground and then jumped on top of her."
He managed to wrestle the gun from her and waited while police officers came to arrest her.
Speaking about the incident, which took place in March last year, Mr McNaught added: "I know it sounds funny but it felt like I was in a police movie. My instinct just grabbed me, and I knew I had a job to do. It was a great honour to be given this award."
The PCSO has been working at Belgravia police station, in Buckingham Palace Road, for more than a year.
He was nominated for the award by Inspector Mitchell Fox.