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Young boy who dreams of being a cop has been given a life saving heart transplant

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A young boy from Somerset, who dreams of being a cop, but was desperately in need of a heart transplant has been given the gift of life.

Jayden Tomlinson-Parson, 5, from Radstock has a rare condition called restrictive cardiomyopathy and his health was deteriorating.

But despite being on the waiting list for over a year no donor had been found.

Jayden with his two favourite police officers. Credit: Sandra Cray

In November, Jayden and his family got to spend the day with Avon and Somerset Police after meeting a police officer at Midsomer Norton Carnival.

PC Adge Secker promised to make his dream come true on his fifth birthday and he jumped at the chance to become their newest recruit.

Jayden has worn his police cap with pride throughout his transplant journey and PC Secker and PC Baz Johnson have also become close friends.

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A few weeks ago, Jayden's family got the call that would change their lives forever.

They headed to Great Ormond Street Hospital in London where the surgery took place and he received his new heart.

Jayden's grandma Sandra Cray says they have no idea who the donor family are but they will be a part of their family now forever.

Now he is now back home and recovering from the surgery, Jayden is looking forward to school in September and playing with his friends.

Although he will have to take medication and have regular check-ups for the rest of his life, he can now look forward to a bright future.

When he's old enough maybe even a career as Avon and Somerset's newest recruit!