Constable JAMES ROBERTSON

1941

On 4 February, 1941, a horse, yolked to a lorry, took fright and bolted along New City Road, Glasgow. Constable Robertson was on points duty when he saw the runaway horse approaching and a blind man crossing the road unaware of the danger. The Constable pushed the blind man clear and tried to jump onto the lorry, but missed. He got onto the running board of a passing motor car and gave chase. He jumped from the car and grabbed the horse by its nostril and, after travelling a few yards, managed to stop it. (London gazette - 12.6.41)
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