A driver who ran to the rescue of two police officers who were being violently attacked by a naked man on drugs has been given an award.

Ex-police officer Clive Miles, of Radlett, was travelling along the A41 in Watford when he saw the police struggling with a man on the road side.

Police had responded to reports of a naked person and when they approached him, he turned violent and began kicking and punching the officers.

Many people looked on laughing and pointing but not Mr Miles who slammed on his brakes to help out.

He stopped so suddenly, he punctured his tyre on the kerb.

As he reached the struggle, he lay his body across the suspect’s legs to prevent him from kicking out and his actions worked. Mr Miles suffered a kick to his head and he was taken to hospital for treatment.

As a result of his bravery, Mr Miles has been honoured with a Chief Constable Commendation for Bravery Award.