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Posted on Monday 1 August 2022
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Officers from Consett have recognised a little girl who came to the aid of her baby brother who had stoped breathing in April, this year.

Olivia and her Mum, Sarah have had a whirlwind couple of months when back in April, baby twin brothers Albie and Tommy arrived early at 28 weeks. They spent several weeks in hospital before finally coming home to join their family.

Only two days after arriving home, the family had to deal with a situation every parent dreads, baby Albie, the smaller of the premature brothers, had stopped breathing.

It had been a normal evening and big sister Olivia, who was infatuated with her new brothers had gone to check on the boys when she discovered baby Albie had turned grey and was no longer breathing. She immediately raised the alarm to her Mum who dialled 999 and began CPR.

Ambulance attended along with officers and were thankfully able to get Albie breathing again who was then taken to hospital to be checked over and monitored.

PC Wilson, who attended on the evening of the incident, was so impressed with how observant Olivia was and the actions she took to help her brother that potentially saved his life, she nominated her for the Young Hero’s Award.

PC Wilson and PCSO Metcalfe called by to see Olivia, her Mum, and of course the babies to see how they were all doing and to present Oliva with her award.

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