Hero chip shop owner saves toddler’s life

Nick and Jack
Nick and Jack

A Leyland chip shop owner has been hailed a hero after a saving a toddler who collapsed in his shop.

mma Swarbrick, 20, was terrified when her son, Jack Mogford, blacked out in Leyland Fish and Chips, on Leyland Lane, last week.

“The little boy stopped breathing and it was really scary at one point”

Nick, owner of Leyland Fish and Chips

The one-year-old had banged his head and stopped breathing, and was unconscious until chippie owner Nick brought him back round.

“Jack went out cold in my arms,” Emma said. “I was screaming, I was so distressed.

“It was Wednesday and we’d just gone in to get Jack some tea at about 6.30pm, but he fell over in the shop and banged his head on the floor.

“He got up and started crying so I took hold of him, but then he just went unconscious. It was horrible.

“Nick ran from behind the counter and was rubbing his back and blowing on his face.

“Then he gave him mouth-to-mouth and brought him back to life.”

The mum-of-one, from Ryan Close, added: “I just want to thank Nick for what he did. I wouldn’t like to think what would have happened if he wasn’t there.

“He saved Jack’s life.”

Emma took Jack to hospital after the accident for a check-up, and he has been ‘back to normal’ since.

Nick, who doesn’t want his surname publishing, said: “I just did what anyone else would have done. There’s no need for Emma to thank me, it was just instinct.

“I don’t really know what happened. There were quite a few customers in and things just spiralled. The little boy stopped breathing and it was really scary at one point.

“I’m just so glad he’s okay. He’s a lovely little lad.

“They came back in after they’d been to the hospital to let us know he was all right.

“We were all so worried.”