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Quick thinking officers save life of woman


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11-Feb-2015 15:40

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A 49-year-old woman who collapsed in the street outside on Theobalds Road, WC1, last Friday after suffering a heart attack is now on the road to recovery thanks to the quick actions of two Westminster officers and a member of the public.

On Friday, 6 February at approximately 13:00hrs training detective constables (TDC) Paul Clarke and Shane Lottering from Westminster CID were out dealing with another incident came across a woman who had collapsed in the street and not breathing.

The officers and a member of the public immediately began to administer first aid, working together to perform CPR on the unresponsive woman.

After 20 minutes they were able to get her heart beating again. London Ambulance Service arrived TDC Paul Clarke and the paramedic continued performing CPR on her.

When other paramedics arrived, the woman was taken to a central London hospital. She was later visited in hospital where she is breathing unaided and is in a stable condition.

Detective Sergeant Grant Lander from Westminster Police CID said: "The quick actions of TDCs Paul Clarke and Shane Lottering and a member of the public I have no doubt helped save her life."