Police have praised the “amazing actions” of staff at the Morrisons supermarket on the London Road in Bath following an incident in which a man seriously injured himself.
Avon & Somerset Police were called just before 12.45pm on Thursday 20th July, reporting a concern for welfare at the store.
Upon arrival, officers found that the supermarket had been closed and staff were administering first aid to a man who had injured himself.
Nobody else was hurt in the incident.
The man, who is in his 30s and from the city, was taken to hospital by ambulance at around 1.40pm.
The Wiltshire Air Ambulance attended the scene, with the critical care team assisting paramedics by land enroute to the Royal United Hospital.
The man’s injuries were described as serious but not life-threatening.
Officers remained in the area until about 4pm, making enquiries and providing a visible presence to reassure the community.
Neighbourhood Inspector Jon Nash said: “I want to highlight the amazing actions of the Morrisons staff, supported by members of the public.
“As well as calling us to report their concerns for this vulnerable man’s welfare, they treated him with compassion and dignity.
“They administered first aid and attempted to ensure his wellbeing and that of other members of the public by evacuating and closing the store.
“I’m in no doubt that their actions, along with those of ambulance and NHS staff, saved his life.”