OFFICERS saved a baby's life while on patrol in Moss Side last week.

On Wednesday 5 January, PC Challenor and PC McDonald were on patrol in the area, when they were approached for help on Alison Street by a distressed mother whose baby was unresponsive.

Whilst waiting for the ambulance to arrive, the officers resuscitated the baby by patting its back and performing compressions.

They were then able to get baby Jood to breath faintly.

When the ambulance arrived, the paramedics assessed the baby, and found that Jood had been suffering from an infection which had caused fluid to enter the airway.

It was thanks to the officers timely actions that the the baby's life was able to be saved.

Inspector Anuratti Singh, of GMP's City of Manchester district, said: "This is amazing work from our officers whose swift action has saved a baby's life.

"The work of a police officer is incredibly varied, and they can be faced with a number of different situations each and every day.

"I am immensely proud of the professionalism of our officers in how they handled this situation as it could easily have been a very different story.

"Thanks to them baby Jood is safe and well."