Cambs policeman saves the life of choking girl
A HERO policeman has been dubbed a guardian angel after he saved the life of a choking toddler. Pc Andy Morris was off duty and had been driving home from a shopping trip at about 4.20pm last Thursday (May 14) when he noticed a commotion outside a house
A HERO policeman has been dubbed a guardian angel after he saved the life of a choking toddler.
Pc Andy Morris was off duty and had been driving home from a shopping trip at about 4.20pm last Thursday (May 14) when he noticed a commotion outside a house in Park Road, Ramsey.
He pulled over and found a three-year-old girl had fallen over, hitting her face against a brick wall.
The girl, Scarlet Freeman, had burst a blood vessel in her nose, bit through her lip and was choking on a piece of brick lodged in her throat.
Pc Morris went into instant action. He picked up Scarlet, patted her on the back and used his finger to scoop out the blockage in her throat.
Scarlet's parents believe their daughter would not be alive today had it not been for the rapid response of Pc Morris.
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Scarlet's mother, Charlotte Brown, 32, told The Hunts Post: "Scarlet was covered in blood and I could see the fear in her eyes as she desperately tried to catch her breath.
"I was hysterical, all I wanted to do was help her but I was in such a state I just kept crying and screaming. I blew down her throat and shook her but it didn't help.
"We didn't think she was going to make it and her brother and sister kept asking if she was going to die. Then Pc Morris came along and saved her.
"He was so calm and so good with her. He is her guardian angel."
Apart from slight scarring to her lip, doctors say Scarlet will make a full recovery.
Scarlet's father, 36-year-old Richard Freeman, who rushed home from work at ATS in St Ives to comfort his daughter, said: "We cannot thank Pc Morris enough. He saved her life. If he had not come along when he did, it could have been a lot worse."
However, Pc Morris, who is based at March police station and lives in Ramsey, has been very modest about the incident, saying he did what anyone else would have done.
The 29-year-old who has two daughters, one aged seven and another aged three, said: "I just acted on instinct. I didn't just want to drive past if there was something I could do to help. My instinct was to stop and see what was happening."
Pc Morris, who has been a policeman for five years, added: "The family keep saying thank you but I was just doing my job. It's the little girl that is the real star.