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Suffolk Police thank members of the public for support during pregnant woman's health emergency in Sudbury



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Police have taken to social media to thank two members of the public who assisted a pregnant woman during a health emergency in Sudbury on Thursday.

The incident occurred outside the Roys department store in Great Eastern Road.

A woman was taken ill, and was being attended to by officers.

Two members of the public intervened to assist officers.
Two members of the public intervened to assist officers.

A police source said two members of the public - a mother and a Year 11 students from Thomas Gainsborough School - intervened to help.

While awaiting an ambulance, the boy, who identified himself as a first aider, purchased a bottle of water for the woman.

He is also said to have secured items from Roys staff to help shade the woman and keep her comfortable.

In a message posted on Facebook, a spokesperson for Suffolk Police thanked the good Samaritans for their assistance.

They said: "You both were awesome and a credit to our community... and in the lads case a credit to your parents and school too."