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Father takes defibrillator campaign to Downing Street

The father of a 12 year old boy, who died after suffering a sudden cardiac arrest at school, has gone to Downing Street to press for action from the government.

Mark King believes his son Oliver would be alive today if there had been a defibrillator available.

He delivered a letter to the Prime Minister, signed by among others, the Liverpool player Steven Gerrard.

The call is for defibrillators at all schools and sports centres. Alison Mackenzie reports.

Gerrard signs letter to PM calling for more defibrillators

Oliver King

Campaigners calling for defibrillators in all schools and public places are heading to Downing Street today to press their case.

It follows the death of a schoolboy from Liverpool. 12 year old Oliver King died after he suffered a cardiac arrest in 2011.

His dad Mark, and Oliver King Foundation patron Councillor Jake Morrison, will deliver a letter signed by footballer Steven Gerrard, calling for a debate to be heard in the House of Commons on putting defibrillators in schools.

Steven Gerrard Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Wire/Press Association Images

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