I was just doing my job ... I didn't want a hammer-wielding burglar to get away
A police officer who tackled a hammer-wielding burglar is in line for a major award.
PC Louise Smith from Bottesford fought to detain burglar Mark Pullan after he broke into a shop.
Now she has been nominated for ITV's Daybreak Emergency Services Award.
She was due to feature in the programme today (Thursday, October 18).
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The award is run in conjunction with The Daily Mirror's Pride Of Britain Awards and could see Louise attending a ceremony at Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London, hosted by Carol Vorderman on October 29.
Guests include The Prince Of Wales and Prime Minister David Cameron, who will be joined by Olympic and Paralympic heroes and Lord Sebastian Coe to celebrate an amazing year for the country.
Louise has been an officer at Humberside Police for more than eight years.
Just two days before her wedding day, Louise grappled with Pullan after he had burgled A and D Curtains of Freeman Street, Grimsby.
He brandished a claw hammer at her and, as she put her arm up to protect herself, he grabbed it and bit down hard, leaving bite marks on her arm.
The burglar continued to attempt to escape but he was captured as other officers arrived.
Louise told the Telegraph: "I immediately realised that this was potentially a very dangerous situation, but although I was scared, all I could think was that there was no way I was letting him get away.
"I saw the glazed look in his eyes and when he raised the hammer I genuinely thought I was in trouble."
She pressed her panic alarm which alerted her colleagues.
She added: "I am just one of many officers who face danger every day and we can only take on these situations because we know we have the support of our colleagues.
"It is a cliche but I was only doing my job. I was never aware of any awards and not thinking of that. It is just the kind of thing we do."
Pullan was locked up for three-and-a-half years for the offence, which was committed in November 2010.
He admitted burglary and resisting arrest.