Details have emerged of the incredible moment that an armed police response crew helped to save the life of a 2-year-old girl.
The ARV crew, based with Greater Manchester Police, had been on routine patrol when they noticed that a car was being driven erratically.
They indicated for the vehicle to pull over and when they spoke to the driver, she frantically explained that she thought that her daughter was choking.
Officers quickly put the mother and child in their vehicle and rushed her to the nearest hospital on blue lights.
The young girl was treated by medical staff for a seizure.
Inspector Tariq Butt, from Greater Manchester Police Special Operations, tweeted:
“Today my Firearms Team (SO5) saved the life of a two year old girl with proactive policing.
“[they] stopped a vehicle driving erratically, mother thinks girl is choking.
“Officers get mother and child in the Armed Response Vehicle & take straight to A&E where she was treated for a seizure”.
The tweet has been ‘liked’ nearly 4,000 times.
However, not everyone on social media shared the sentiments felt by many.
Frances Cook, CEO of the Howard League for Penal Reform, tweeted:
“Great work by the police, but the armaments were totally unnecessary”.
Twitter users were quick to stick up for the Cops:
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