Security team praised for fast response following accident

A local security team were praised last weekend following their quick thinking after a man was hit by a car in Weyhill. The team, who are employed by Venture Security were working at the Weyhill Beer Festival when the accident took place. James Scott, a 28 year old from Andover had been enjoying a night out at the festival. He was said to have stepped out in front a car just after the event closed early on Sunday morning.

Danny Waite, who was supervising the security team said, “The casualty had clearly broken his leg and had some other quite traumatic injuries requiring immediate care. Two of our door supervisors, Tony Weatherington and Neil Humphries, who are trained as First Persons on Scene (FPoS) took care of James whilst other members of the team managed traffic and assisted the car’s driver, who was visibly shaken by the ordeal.”

The accident was witnessed by local taxi driver, Elizabeth D'aguilar who took to social media to praise the team’s actions, “Hats off to the security guys at the Weyhill Fair who came across to assist with me. Thank you guys. You guys were on the ball. And as far as I can see you’re not given enough credit for some of what you have to put up with on many occasions. But well done also for coming across so quickly.”

Duncan Robertson, who is Head of Events at Venture Security also praised the team for their actions, “I couldn’t have asked for more from the team. It is times like this when you can appreciate the value of properly trained, professional staff at events”.

The Weyhill Beer Festival was otherwise deemed to have been a great success having been attended by over three thousand people during the course of the weekend. The event, which is now in its 25th year is one of the most established events of its kind throughout the region.