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Cops dissuade britisher from ending life

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Jul 5, 2019, 4:07 am IST
Updated : Jul 5, 2019, 4:07 am IST

Police rushed to his flat and dissuaded him from taking the extreme step, an official said.

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Mumbai: A 61-year-old British national was prevented from committing suicide in the city after his wife, residing in Sydney, alerted the consul authorities in Mumbai about his intentions, police said Thursday.

After being alerted that Sam Collard who works for an American company, based in Andheri, was planning to end his life, the police rushed to his flat and dissuaded him from taking the extreme step, an official said.

On Thursday the Head of Consular Operations, Western India of British deputy high commission in BKC and consular officer visited the Powai police station and expressed thanks to officers and staff, whose prompt action prevented Mr Collard from committing suicide.

Appreciation letters were given to ACP Milind Khetle of Sakinaka Division and all police staff who helped him in rescuing Mr Sam.

Mr Collard who was in depression having suffered a paralysis attack some time ago called his wife in Sydney on June 27 and told her that he was going to end his life, said assistant commissioner of police Milind Khetle.

His wife immediately contacted the British deputy high commission in Mumbai, which in turn alerted Mumbai Police. A team of suburban Powai police rushed to his 33rd-floor flat in Hiranandani area.

A police personnel said that initially, Mr Collard was very violent.

But, after talking politely to him for more than one-and-half hour, he agreed to come to hospital through police vehicle.

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