Police bosses have praised an officer who saved the life of a man when he was taken ill in a Central London coffee shop at the weekend.
Sergeant Sally Longhurst was in Caffe Nero on Lancaster Place on a break from her shift when she saw the man become ill in the queue.
She performed CPR while London Ambulance Service was called and a local medic was summoned.
“London Ambulance Service then arrived on scene and took control of the treatment while PS Longhurst, other police officers and the medic who had responded to the alert worked in rotation to continue chest compressions on the unresponsive man in his 40s,” police said.
“After half an hour, the man had regained consciousness and he was taken to a south London hospital where he is expected to make a full recovery.”
And Chief Inspector Stephen Manger of Westminster Police added: “The LAS team and responders were impressed with the initial response of the police officers and medic and their continued assistance throughout the treatment.
“They stated that, due to their early actions, a life had been saved.”
(Photo: Metropolitan Police)