TWO Musselburgh police officers have received Certificates of Recognition following their rescue of a woman from the River Esk.

Constables Gemma Gill-Stafford and Bert Mohammed responded to reports of a woman in the water during the evening of May 21.

On arrival, they quickly realised that the only effective course of action was to enter the water themselves.

As a result of their quick thinking, they managed to get her out of the river and to safety.

They recently received the accolade at divisional headquarters at Dalkeith from Superintendents Sandy Blair and David Walker.

Chief Superintendent Lesley Clark, Divisional Commander for the Lothians and Scottish Borders, said: “Officers regularly go above and beyond the call of duty to keep people safe, with this incident being just one example of a number of daily calls across the country that require officers to think and act quickly.”