HERO: Lancashire chip shop owner saves collapsed toddler

Saved: Jack Mogford with mum Emma and hero Nick
Saved: Jack Mogford with mum Emma and hero Nick
  • Chip shop owner hailed as hero
  • One year-old had blacked out, banged his head and stopped breathing
  • Toddler has been ‘back to normal’ since
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A chip shop owner has been hailed a hero after a saving the life of a toddler who collapsed in his shop.

Emma Swarbrick, 20, was terrified when her son, Jack Mogford, blacked out in Leyland Fish and Chips, on Leyland Lane, last week.

The one-year-old had banged his head and stopped breathing, and was unconscious until chippie owner Nick brought him back round.

“Jack went out cold in my arms,” Emma said. “I was screaming, I was so distressed.

“It was Wednesday and we’d just gone in to get Jack some tea at about 6.30pm, but he fell over in the shop and banged his head on the floor.

“He got up and started crying so I took hold of him, but then he just went unconscious. It was horrible.

“Nick ran from behind the counter and was rubbing his back and blowing on his face.

“Then he gave him mouth-to-mouth and brought him back to life.”

The mum-of-one, from Ryan Close, Leyland, added: “I just want to thank Nick for what he did.

“He saved Jack’s life.”

Emma took Jack to hospital after the accident for a check-up, and he has been ‘back to normal’ since.

Nick, who doesn’t want his surname publishing, said: “I just did what anyone else would have done. There’s no need for Emma to thank me.

“I don’t really know what happened. There were quite a few customers in and things just spiralled. The little boy stopped breathing and it was really scary at one point.

“I’m just so glad he’s okay.”