TWO Barnsley police officers who fought to bring an 11-month-old boy back from the brink of death will receive top lifesaving honours.

Special Constable Simon Hegarty and PC Jane Rees have each been awarded Royal Humane Society Resuscitation Certificates for saving the life of Taylor-Blake Carroll, who collapsed and stopped breathing.

Taylor, of Royston, was with his mum Jordan Carroll in GT News at Barnsley Interchange last November when the incident unfolded.

The two officers were on foot patrol in the station and rushed to the scene after hearing a woman screaming for help.

They found Taylor-Blake being cradled in the arms of his mum, who said at the time that her baby 'looked dead in his pram'.

His lips were blue and Jordan said he had stopped breathing for about three minutes and then had fits lasting about four minutes.

SC Hegarty took hold of Taylor-Blake while PC Rees tried to revive the child and gave him CPR. Finally he began to cough and vomited, then began to breathe again.

His mother Jordan said she couldn't thank the two officers enough.

Dick Wilkinson, secretary of the Royal Humane Society, said: "Put simply SC Hegarty and PC Rees were the right people in the right place at the right time.

"This little boy could well have died but for their swift response. They showed tremendous first aid expertise, and truly averted tragedy by saving this young boy's life.

"I am sure his family will be forever grateful to them, and hope these awards go some way towards expressing that gratitude."

No date has yet been set for the presentation of the awards.