POLICE forced entry to a property and saved a person attempting to take their own life.

Officers from Adur and Worthing Police were called to reports of someone attempting to take their own life on Saturday, June 25.

With assistance from West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service, officers forced entry to the property.

“The individual was found inside and officers, both police and fire, started immediate first aid,” a police spokesman said.

The South East Coast Ambulance Service later took over the first aid.

“The patient was determined to end their own life but officers from fire, police and ambulance were determined to keep them safe,” the police spokesman added.

The person was taken to hospital by ambulance with a police escort.

“This incident doesn’t make the news, but it happens every day and in every part of Sussex, multiple agencies working together to keep people safe,” the spokesman said.

“If you feel you need support to keep yourself safe, please contact your local metal health services or charities such as Mind and the Samaritans.”

Samaritans (116 123) operates a 24-hour service available every day of the year. If you prefer to write down how you’re feeling, or if you’re worried about being overheard on the phone, you can email Samaritans at jo@samaritans.org.