A man in his 30s collapsed during a football match at Oaklands College's St Albans campus.

The man went into cardiac arrest on Monday night (February 5), with a football club medic starting CPR.

The medic also put a defibrillator in place before police officers arrived.

Herts Advertiser: The entrance to Oaklands College, St Albans.The entrance to Oaklands College, St Albans. (Image: Google Maps)

Members of the public, along with PCs Ellie Jackson and Katy Porter and student officer PC Jodie Campbell used the defibrillator, before the man came round 40 minutes and multiple shocks later.


He was then taken to Lister Hospital, Stevenage, by paramedics.

St Albans Chief Inspector Martin Tupin told the officers: “My fiancée is a nurse, and she repeatedly tells me how rare it is to bring someone back like this; this just emphasises your fantastic achievement.

"You saved someone’s life and should be immensely proud.”