Cop awarded for conduct in tot death case

Det Con Terryl Shoebridge receives her award from Chf Const Mick Creedon.
Det Con Terryl Shoebridge receives her award from Chf Const Mick Creedon.
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A police officer who investigated the death of a seven-week-old baby in Ilkeston has been commended for her ‘professionalism and dignity’.

Det Con Terryl Shoebridge was given the Chief Constable’s Commendation at a ceremony at police headquarters, Ripley, on Thursday.

Finnley Braisby died in hospital on March 12, 2011, hours after parents Danny Braisby and Kirsty Holmes called an ambulance to their Station Road home.

Det Con Shoebridge began inquiries into the suspicious death, acting as the point of contact for the parents .

She was said to have acted with ‘professional conduct and demeanour’.

She compiled a comprehensive file of evidence which was presented to the Crown Prosecution Service, who advised no further action.

Chf Const Mick Creedon said: “The death of a child has to be one of the most demanding and emotive investigations a police officer can become involved in.

“Terryl demonstrated decision-making skills, professionalism and dignity throughout her excellent work and totally deserves this recognition.”