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GMP officers help save the life of a newborn baby


Two Greater Manchester Police (GMP) officers helped save the life of six-day-old baby after he stopped breathing.

While on patrol in the early hours of the morning PC Kieran Sweeney and PC Claire Slater had stopped at a set of traffic lights, when they were approached by two distressed parents.

The couple had been waiting for an ambulance for their newborn baby Isaac, who had started choking.

Isaac’s father performed CPR and managed to stabilise the baby.

While PC Sweeney drove them to the hospital on a blue light run, PC Slater continued to provide first aid support to baby Isaac.

The officers alerted the hospital, where staff were there to meet them on arrival and administer further medical care.

Superintendent Rick Jackson of GMP’s Bolton borough said:  “I have no doubt that the swift action of the two officers played a major role in saving the life of the newborn baby that day.
 
“Without their quick response this story could have had a very different ending so they should be immensely proud of themselves.

“I am also delighted that Isaac is now recovering safe and well. “

Isaac’s parents, Karin and Shane said: “We are so grateful that the officers were there and we cannot thank them enough for what they did. We cannot imagine what could of happened if they had not of taken us to the hospital so fast.”

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