A CHARITY aimed at helping the public save lives in the event of a deliberate attack, has received an award.

CitizenAID, which is Midlands-based and has Malvern connections, scooped the most innovative product of the year accolade at the 2018 Business Continuity Awards.

Judges were impressed with the development of the charity's Tourni-Key product, which was launched earlier this year. The product has been designed and manufactured by CitizenAID to help members of the public help those with severe limb bleeding following an attack such as a bombing or shooting.

The charity learned it had won the award at a London ceremony, held last month.

Brigadier Tim Hodgetts, co-founder of CitizenAID who accepted the award, said: "As a small team, we are absolutely delighted to receive this award for our work and we wish to thank all our supporters across the country who are helping to push our message into communities and business, thus enhancing resilience. CitizenAID would not be the success it is without them. Our aim is to empower people to save lives and we have received an overwhelming response to the Tourni-Key."

For more on the charity visit citizenaid.org.