A SEDGLEY PSCO has won a prestigious award after saving a mother-of-two's life.

PCSO Garry Marson received the Blue Light Commendation from West Midlands Ambulance Service, at a special awards ceremony celebrating the life-saving endeavours of members of the public.

Mr Marson was completing a routine patrol around Sedgley last February when he was alerted to a woman who had collapsed in a nearby street.

The PCSO found a 33-year-old woman in cardiac arrest and started CPR which he carried out for four minutes until ambulance crews arrived.

The woman was immediately transferred to Russells Hall Hospital where she spent time in critical care, and she went on to make a full recovery.

An ambulance spokesperson said: "This is another excellent example of the importance of early CPR being administered and the huge part it can play in helping save a life."

Mr Marson received the Blue Light Commendation award at the Copthorne Hotel in Brierley Hill at an event in celebration of Community First Responders, St John Ambulance, other emergency services and other voluntary organisations, businesses and individuals.