A UK police officer who disarmed a suspected armed robber while on holiday in New York has received an award at the US Embassy in London.
Sgt Colin Webber, 37, of Leicestershire police, went to the aid of a jewellery shop owner in Manhattan's diamond district in October last year.
He grabbed a 2.5-inch blade from the suspect and held him in a headlock before New York police arrived.
Sgt Webber was hounored by a group that promotes American patrioism.
His wife, Claire Webber, 38, also an officer with the force, held back the crowds during the robbery.
She was given a cerficate by the UK Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, while Sgt Webber was given a heroism medal.
Sgt Webber said about his actions: "There really was no time to think about it for the adrenaline rushes and you just act."
David Johnson, who presented the award, told him: "We welcomed you to America as we do all visitors, but your actions far exceeded what we usually ask of our visitors."