A man today said a security officer who saved his life will always be a hero to his family. Alan Tait was visiting Aberdeen from Orkney and was spending time in the Union Square shopping mall until it was time for the ferry home. The 50-year-old suddenly felt dizzy and dropped to the ground he had suffered a heart attack.
Security guard Shaun Gibb received a call to assist a shopper who had taken ill . He quickly realised what was happening and started to administer CPR. Due to his quick thinking Alan, whose heart stopped for five minutes, is making a full recovery
Alan, who was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, today praised Shaun for saving his life. He said: I am so grateful to him . He will always be a hero to my family .
When I woke up, I was being told by someone to lie still because I was trying to sit up.
I remember seeing someone opposite me looking rather flush as well.
I understand he d given me CPR . I believe I was dead for five minutes and was blue. Alan has been in hospital recovering since the incident on Sunday and was expected to go home today. He said: I cannot thank everyone who has helped me enough . The ambulance crew and staff at the hospital have been fantastic.
I had a stent put in and I am due to go home I will be glad to see my family.
Alan added: CPR training should be compulsory for everyone . It really makes the difference between life and death . If he had not been so quick and didn t know what I would not be here today . I will be forever grateful to him. Shaun had just arrived for his shift when a call came in to assist a colleague .
He added: When I arrived on the scene a shopper, Alan Tait, was on the ground and my colleague was on the phone to the ambulance I felt for a pulse and realised I needed to start CPR immediately.
Finally, Alan came round with a gasp of air and I explained what happened as he was quite confused I reassured him until the ambulance arrived.
It s great to have such a good outcome and I hope Alan makes a full recovery. Shaun also praised the rest of the staff at the city centre shopping centre. He said: I wouldn t say it was just me, the whole Union Square team was behind me.
Ryan Manson, general manager of Union Square, said: We are happy to hear the customer is on his way to recovering from the incident and commend our security team for their quick thinking, professionalism and unwavering motivation to care for our customers under any circumstance.
Our security team recently earned the British Security Industry Associations National Security Personnel Award for Best Team which without a doubt was well deserved.
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A gym-toned Roxy Jacenko inspects beefed-up surveillance at Sweaty Betty offices after …
Her public relations business was targeted by vandals on Friday. And Roxy Jacenko, 37, has wasted no time safeguarding her Sweaty Betty offices, inspecting new security provisions on Tuesday. The beefing up of provisions comes amid an eventful few days for the queen of spin, who became engaged for the second time to her husband Oliver Curtis on Friday night. Eggs-cellent security ! A gym-toned Roxy Jacenko inspects beefed-up surveillance provisions at Sweaty Betty HQ after vandalism attack Clad in her signature activewear, Roxy cut a svelte figure as she made her way back from the gym to her Sweaty Betty offices.
The mother of two flashed her abs in a white singlet which she paired with an aqua crop top and leggings. The businesswoman did not wear the diamond ring gifted to her by Oliver during her proposal on Friday. Working hard: Clad in her signature activewear, Roxy cut a svelte figure as she made her way back from the gym to her Sweaty Betty offices Gym-honed: The mother of two flashed her abs in a white singlet which she paired with an aqua crop top and leggings
No ring: The businesswoman did not wear the diamond ring gifted to her by Oliver during her proposal However Roxy has previously said she did not like to wear her rings to the gym as she is fearful weights would damage the jewels.
Arriving outside her now pristine offices, Roxy stopped to inspect several workers who appeared to be installing security cameras. The social media maven could be seen taking photos of the men’s handiwork, which seemed to include some kind of upgrade to the security system. Checking up: Arriving outside her now pristine offices, Roxy stopped to inspect several workers who appeared to be upgrading her security cameras
New systems: The social media maven could be seen taking photos of the men’s handiwork, which seemed to include some kind of upgrade to the security system
Getting to work: The workmen’s visit comes after Roxy’s workplace was targeted by vandals on Friday Horrible discovery: On Friday morning Roxy arrived at her office, located in the exclusive Sydney suburb of Double Bay, to discover it had been pelted by rotten eggs injected with ink
On Friday morning Roxy arrived at her office, located in the exclusive Sydney suburb of Double Bay, to discover it had been pelted by rotten eggs injected with ink. The vandalism was the third time the PR queen had been targeted in mere months, with a ‘brown foul-smelling sludge’ smeared on the walls of her office in April, the Sydney Morning Herald3 reported at the time. A mixture of blood and bone was also thrown into Roxy’s backyard a fortnight ago. Unlucky: The vandalism was the third time the PR queen had been targeted in mere months
Vile attack: Earlier a ‘brown foul-smelling sludge’ had been smeared on the walls of her office in April
Second attack: A mixture of blood and bone was also thrown into Roxy’s backyard a fortnight ago
‘This is the third attack in a number of months with the one before this being last Tuesday evening on my property and police are investigating,’ Roxy told Daily Mail Australia in a statement on Friday. Meanwhile later that day Roxy’s husband Oliver proposed to her for the second time, amid rumours the pair had undergone a period of estrangement. In June Oliver was released from Cooma Correctional Centre in southern NSW after serving a 12 month jail sentence for insider trading.
The couple – who share children Pixie, five, and Hunter, three, together – are believed to have reunited during a family getaway to Bali earlier this month.
Good news ! On Friday Roxy’s husband Oliver proposed to her for the second time, amid rumours the pair had undergone a period of estrangement
Back on: The couple are believed to have reunited during a family getaway to Bali earlier this month
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The boss of a Canterbury security firm has condemned light court sentences handed down to drunks and thugs. Oli Nonis, who runs Akon Security in St Dunstan s, has twice this year watched as his staff have reacted to serious incidents in the city centre, only to see the perpetrators walk free from court with suspended prison sentences. In one, a student pulled a knife on doormen in Whitehorse Lane after he was ejected from a nightspot, while in the other a female bouncer suffered a broken hip after she was kicked by a drunken student in Guildhall Street.
Oli Nonis of Akon Security
Mr Nonis, 37, said: Our guys do the job they re supposed to do and then all we hope is that justice takes its course.
But it leaves a bitter taste in the mouth when people walk free from court . Our guys who put themselves into dangerous situations are not getting justice.
And it doesn t matter what the authorities say, the number of serious incidents and the number of people carrying knives is escalating. In January, Canterbury Christ Church University student Gideon Wallace pulled a knife on doormen1 after he was thrown out of the Cuban for vomiting at the bar.
Door staff disarmed him, bundled him to the ground and detained him until police arrived. The 19-year-old received a six-month suspended prison sentence for possessing a knife and threatening behaviour. The following month, 24-year-old Cuban bouncer Linda Dubsky s hip was shattered when she was hit by a flying kick as she tried to break up a fight 2across the road in Guildhall Street.
Linda Dubsky suffered a broken hip after student Ali Ketbi flying kicked her at the Cuban
Student Ali Ketbi, 20, admitted grievous bodily harm and received an 18-month suspended sentence. Mr Nonis said: The reason these things are happening more and more is because the deterrent doesn t exist to prevent them.
You won t stop the hardened criminals from carrying knives, but if the deterrent for all crime was more powerful then perhaps you would stop the kids the Gideon Wallaces of this world from going out armed with a knife.
“It s worrying and I ve got a lot of my guys now coming to me saying that they want stab-proof vests, which aren t cheap. Police insist that knife crime is not worse in Canterbury than other places and that the city remains a safe place to live, work and socialise .