TWO police officers have been hailed as heroes after their fast actions saved the life of a newborn baby who stopped breathing.

Officers PC Kieran Sweeney and PC Claire Slater were on patrol in Bolton in the early hours of the morning when the drama unfolded.

The pair had pulled up at a set of traffic lights at about 1.30am, when two distressed parents clutching their six-day-old son, Isaac rushed towards their car.

The baby had stopped breathing after choking on mucus at his home.

His mum and dad Karin and Shane had called for an ambulance and Shane performed CPR on his son. But they still needed help.

The two police officers heroically stepped in to help and rushed the family to A&E.

PC Sweeney switched on the blue lights and sirens and drove the family to the hospital while PC Slater continued giving first-aid to baby Isaac. 

The officers alerted the hospital, and staff were waiting to meet them and give further medical care.

Isaac’s parents said: “We are so grateful that the officers were there and we cannot thank them enough for what they did. 

“We cannot imagine what could have happened if they didn’t get us to the hospital so fast.”

Superintendent Rick Jackson of GMP’s Bolton borough said both officers should be ‘immensely proud’ of their actions.

He added: “I have no doubt that the swift action of the two officers played a major role in saving the life of the newborn baby that day. 

“Without their quick response this story could have had a very different ending so they should be immensely proud of themselves. 

“I am also delighted that Isaac is now recovering safe and well.”

The drama happened on Thursday, August 30.