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Handsome policeman who was hero in rescue becomes Chinese heartthrob

Dozens of women ring police station trying to get in contact with the officer after he stopped a woman from throwing herself from high building, newspaper reports

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 18 January, 2018, 11:56am
UPDATED : Thursday, 18 January, 2018, 4:50pm

Dozens of women and their parents have called a police station in China trying to organise dates with a handsome young police officer who saved the life of a woman threatening to jump from a high building.

The calls were made to a station in Hangzhou in Zhejiang province to get contact details for Wang Haobin and ask if he was single, Qianjiang Evening News reported.

State media reported that Wang responded to a call last Friday that a woman was threatening to jump from a 16-storey building.

He arrived to find the woman standing on a ledge outside the top of the block while others tried to persuade her not to jump.

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Wang climbed over a wall at the top of the building to the ledge and lifted the woman, who was two months pregnant, to safety.

His colleagues told the newspaper they could not release his personal contact details to callers, but suggested they keep an eye out for him when he was off duty.

Wang, 25, was a gymnast before he joined the police 12 months ago, the report said.

He was quoted as saying he was single, but in no rush to find a partner.