Importance of CPR training underlined by collapse of Glenn Hoddle

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The importance of CPR training has been underlined by the collapse in a TV studio of former England manager Glenn Hoddle.

Simon Daniels, a member of the production crew came to his aid after he collapsed at the BT Sport studios.

Daniels gave CPR and employed a defibrillator when the TV pundit, 61, suffered a heart attack shortly after appearing on the Saturday show with Robbie Savage.

Hoddle remains in hospital, but out of intensive care, and is said to be responding well to treatment.

The swift actions by Daniels – a special constable – were praised by Hoddle’s family and Assistant Chief Constable of Thames Valley Police Nikki Ross, who said he had been ‘incredible’.

Daniels said: ‘The live programme had just come off air. I was in the sound control room. Glenn was there with other presenters. I heard a bit of commotion. My natural instinct was to help. Glenn had collapsed and was clearly unwell.

‘I did the standard ABC– airway, breathing, circulation – checks. I immediately started CPR, a defibrillator was brought to me. I continued CPR and used the defib.

‘The paramedics then turned up and I continued CPR until he was taken to hospital. Our priority is always preservation of life, and so my training just kicked in.’

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