Hero Manchester police officers give CPR to help save baby’s life

The two constables were stopped on the beat in Moss Side by a distressed mum whose baby wasn’t breathing and quickly stepped in to help.

Two GMP police officers have been praised for giving lifesaving medical treatment to a baby while on patrol.

PC Challenor and PC McDonald were patrolling the Moss Side area on 5 January when they were approached for help on Alison Street by a distressed mother whose baby was unresponsive.

Whilst waiting for an ambulance to come, the officers resuscitated the baby by patting its back and performing compressions, and were able to get back some faint breathing.

Paramedics then stepped in to take over. Medics discovered the baby, Jood, had an infection which made fluid enter the airways - and said the officers’ actions had helped to save the baby’s life.

PC Challenor and PC McDonald with the baby’s father Credit: GMP

Inspector Anuratti Singh, of GMP’s City of Manchester district, said: “This is amazing work from our officers whose swift action has saved a baby’s life.

“The work of a police officer is incredibly varied, and they can be faced with a number of different situations each and every day.

“I am immensely proud of the professionalism of our officers in how they handled this situation as it could easily have been a very different story. Thanks to them baby Jood is safe and well.”