By Terri-ann Williams For Mailonline
Published: 15:03 BST, 16 September 2019 | Updated: 15:06 BST, 16 September 2019
PC Jessica Voiels (pictured above) braved the River Irwell to save 11-month old Zakari Bennett
A hero female police officer who tried to save a baby 'thrown to his death off a bridge' has been forced to delete her Twitter account after being bombarded with disgusting sexist messages.
PC Jessica Voiels jumped into the River Irwell in Radcliffe, Manchester in a bid to save 11-month-old Zakari Bennett.
But instead of being praised for her brave efforts, the 24-year-old has been trolled by men commenting on her personal appearance.
Comments included men saying 'she can cuff me anytime' and 'wow I'd let her jump in for me'.
After her picture was widely shared on social media, PC Bennett has now deleted her account.
A post on a Facebook group called Mint Manchester read: 'Get this shared. Jessica Voiels, 24 jumped in the River Irwell to try n save little baby Zak. Despite her efforts she couldn't find him.'
A selfie of Voiels in her police uniform was shared with the post.
One man wrote: 'Well, if I ever get pulled out the river and need mouth to mouth then Manchester's the place for that.'
Another male added: 'I feel I need to meet and thank her personally, maybe give her a cuddle and See how it goes*'
After her picture was shared online many commented on her appearance, rather than praising her for her bravery
Many users also commented on a Facebook post made by Day Ley Smith