POLICE raced to the aid of a man struck down by a heart attack, keeping him alive until a medic arrived at the scene.
A member of the public alerted the nearby officers to the victim, in his 60s, at about 3.40pm on Tuesday (December 28).
PCs David Andrews and Hayley Barrowcliffe gave first aid, in Acton High Street, while radioing for a defibrillator to be brought from Acton Police Station, as well as calling for an ambulance.
Sergeant Kennyth Harris ran with the defibrillator to the victim and, when it became clear the man was not breathing, started CPR with PC Andrews.
They continued with the resuscitation for about 15 minutes until they flagged down a passing ambulance service fast response car. A medic then took over before taking the victim to hospital.
The officers then traced the man's family to tell them what had happened.
The heart attack victim is currently in hospital in a critical condition.
Inspector Nick Hyam, of Ealing police, said: "Thanks to the quick response of my officers a critically ill man was kept alive and taken to hospital. We can only hope that he is able to make a full recovery now that he is receiving hospital care."