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Police honour for officer who helped save choking two-year-old girl

PC Matthew Hill was awarded a Royal Humane Society Certificate of Commendation

07 July, 2017 — By Alina Polianskaya

PC Matthew Hill and Deputy Commissioner Craig Mackey

A POLICE officer who saved the life of a choking two-year-old girl at a Hyde Park car park has been honoured at an awards ceremony.

PC Matthew Hill, a Royal Parks officer, rushed to help the youngster when he heard someone calling “quick, she’s choking” while on patrol in the park last July.

The child initially appeared lifeless. But after PC Hill’s quick actions, patting her on the back and carrying out abdominal thrusts, she opened her eyes. She was taken to hospital by paramedics and has since made a full recovery.

PC Hill was awarded a Royal Humane Society Certificate of Commendation by Deputy Commissioner Craig Mackey at a ceremony held at the Empress State Building on Monday June 26.

Chief Inspector Stephen Manger from Royal Parks said: “If it was not for PC Hill’s actions it is likely that this young child would not be alive today.”

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