A 66-YEAR-OLD woman was given CPR by members of the public after suffering from a cardiac arrest on Brierley Hill Street this morning (June 17).

The woman had collapsed and was in cardiac arrest outside a butchers in the Moor Centre at 10.50am.

Ambulance crews arrived to find a community defibrillator was also be using by members of the public.

The incident attracted a large crowd, so police closed the road.

A spokesperson for West Midlands Ambulance Service said: "When crews arrived they found a woman in cardiac arrest with bystanders performing excellent CPR.

"A community public access defibrillator was also being used to administer a shock to the woman’s heart.

"Ambulance staff continued resuscitation efforts at the scene and managed to restart the woman’s heart.

"The woman, who was in a critical condition, was quickly conveyed on blue lights to Russells Hall Hospital for further emergency care.

“Thank you to the members of the public for their quick thinking, performing excellent CPR and for assisting our crews at the scene. Their actions will have given this lady the best possible chance of survival.”

Two ambulances, a non-emergency PTS ambulance, a paramedic officer and a critical care paramedic attended the scene

A spokesperson for West Midlands Police said: "We were called to reports of a woman in cardiac arrest on Brierley Hill High Street around 11am this morning (17 June).

"The incident attracted a large crowd and we closed the road for safety purposes, allowing quick access for the ambulance services.

"The 66-year-old woman has been taken to hospital for further assessment."