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Award for police officer who saved boy's life

PUBLISHED: 09:49 19 May 2015 | UPDATED: 09:49 19 May 2015

Sergeant Robert Jackson (centre) with Deputy Commissioner Craig Mackey and Royal Humane Society chairman John Grandy

Sergeant Robert Jackson (centre) with Deputy Commissioner Craig Mackey and Royal Humane Society chairman John Grandy

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Child lost consciousness and stopped breathing

A POLICE officer has been presented with an award for saving a boy’s life.

Met Police Sergeant Robert Jackson gave artificial resuscitation to the boy, who was about 11, after the child lost consciousness on a bus in Gravesend.

Sergeant Jackson, who had been on his way to work, placed the boy into the recovery position once he started to breathe again and kept watch over him until an ambulance arrived.

Doctors believed the child may have suffered an epileptic fit, despite not having been diagnosed with the condition before.

Sergeant Jackson was presented with a Resuscitation Certificate from the Royal Humane Society, a charity which grants awards to people who have saved a life, by Deputy Commissioner Craig Mackey and Royal Humane Society chairman John Grandy last week.

He said: “Anyone in my position would have done the same thing.”

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