Quick-thinking schoolgirls help save 10-month baby in Poundworld, Watford

Watford Observer: Chief Inspector Dave Wheatley, Intervention Sergeant Simon Cooper, Daisy Taylor, Helena Gordon, Scarlett Smith and Intervention PC, Chris Simmons. Chief Inspector Dave Wheatley, Intervention Sergeant Simon Cooper, Daisy Taylor, Helena Gordon, Scarlett Smith and Intervention PC, Chris Simmons.

Three quick-thinking schoolgirls who called an ambulance after seeing a 10-month-old baby who had stopped breathing have been presented with a Recognition of Public Service certificate.

Helena Gordon, 12, Daisy Taylor and Scarlett Smith, both 11, were given the certificate by Chief Inspector Dave Wheatley at Watford Police Station.

After seeing the baby in difficulty at around 3pm on Thursday, April 10, in Poundworld the girls called the ambulance service, gave brief details of what they had seen and details of exactly where the incident had happened.

The three then stood outside and waited for the paramedics and police to arrive.

The baby was taken to hospital where she made a full recovery.

Chief Inspector Dave Wheatley said: "Their quick actions helped the baby to get help it needed quickly.

"They displayed great courage in what was a very difficult incident to witness. Their actions that day deserve to be recognised and I felt very proud presenting their certificates at the station."

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7:44pm Mon 16 Jun 14

Sec.andTreasurer says...

So where was the mother of the 10 month old baby?? We should be told!!
So where was the mother of the 10 month old baby?? We should be told!! Sec.andTreasurer
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9:33pm Mon 16 Jun 14

E.Coli says...

Sec.andTreasurer wrote:
So where was the mother of the 10 month old baby?? We should be told!!
why ?
[quote][p][bold]Sec.andTreasurer[/bold] wrote: So where was the mother of the 10 month old baby?? We should be told!![/p][/quote]why ? E.Coli
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9:50pm Mon 16 Jun 14

LSC says...

Well done to the girls. Nice to see a story about youngsters doing the right thing.
Well done to the girls. Nice to see a story about youngsters doing the right thing. LSC
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11:58am Tue 17 Jun 14

LocalBoy1 says...

E.Coli wrote:
Sec.andTreasurer wrote:
So where was the mother of the 10 month old baby?? We should be told!!
why ?
Why not? If this story is going to appear in the WO then lets have the whole story. Where was the parent? The WO has a habit of printing news stories and leaving the reader to work out their own ending.
[quote][p][bold]E.Coli[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sec.andTreasurer[/bold] wrote: So where was the mother of the 10 month old baby?? We should be told!![/p][/quote]why ?[/p][/quote]Why not? If this story is going to appear in the WO then lets have the whole story. Where was the parent? The WO has a habit of printing news stories and leaving the reader to work out their own ending. LocalBoy1
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9:01pm Tue 17 Jun 14

Cooke 11 says...

For god sake don't you have a brain cell people ^^, I'm sure the mother was occupied with panic at that moment in time and was doing her best to help her baby. Do you think she had buggered off to wenzels for a sausage roll.????
For god sake don't you have a brain cell people ^^, I'm sure the mother was occupied with panic at that moment in time and was doing her best to help her baby. Do you think she had buggered off to wenzels for a sausage roll.???? Cooke 11
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1:21am Wed 18 Jun 14

LocalBoy1 says...

Cooke 11 wrote:
For god sake don't you have a brain cell people ^^, I'm sure the mother was occupied with panic at that moment in time and was doing her best to help her baby. Do you think she had buggered off to wenzels for a sausage roll.????
Well, that's a very emotive and dramatic reply which suggests a distinct lack of brain cells on your part..... If she had b#ggered off to wenzels for a sausage roll, then at least the WO should let us know, don't you think?... ):):):):):
[quote][p][bold]Cooke 11[/bold] wrote: For god sake don't you have a brain cell people ^^, I'm sure the mother was occupied with panic at that moment in time and was doing her best to help her baby. Do you think she had buggered off to wenzels for a sausage roll.????[/p][/quote]Well, that's a very emotive and dramatic reply which suggests a distinct lack of brain cells on your part..... If she had b#ggered off to wenzels for a sausage roll, then at least the WO should let us know, don't you think?... ):):):):): LocalBoy1
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