Fabrice Muamba helps to deliver defibrillators around the UK

Retired footballer Fabrice Muamba to deliver defibrillators in Bolton. Credit: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire

Fabrice Muamba has joined a new campaign to have defibrillators installed in public places, after the retired Bolton Wanderers player suffered a cardiac arrest earlier this year.

The 24-year-old mid-fielder suffered a cardiac arrest during a football match against Tottenham Hotspur in March. However he was saved by a defibrillator, but later had to retire on medical grounds.

As a result, Muamba has been supporting the Hearts & Goals campaign, aimed at placing 500 defibrillators in public places and schools around the UK.

Muamba said:

For the first of two special reports, ITV News reporter Lewis Vaughan Jones has spoken to the retired player about his latest goal: