STAFF from a high street pharmacy rushed to the aid of a man who was in cardiac arrest on the street.

Liz Josebury, 24, who works at Kitsons Pharmacy in Broad Street, Worcester as a dispenser, said: " A regular customer came in and told me an elderly man was outside in a bad way.

"I went outside with Nick, a dispenser and we examined him.

"He was flat on the floor with little colour to him.

"I performed chest compressions while Nick did mouth-to-mouth.

"I wouldn't say I'm a hero - I was just doing what I was trained to do.

"Employees are trained for this sort of eventuality."

Nick Bawden, 37, said: "I wasn't scared at the time and we both stayed calm.

"I think it's important for everyone to be trained in these sort of life-saving techniques."

A spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance Service said: "We visited a patient found to be in a serious condition outside Kitsons Pharmacy in Broad Street, Worcester at around 3:34pm.

"The man was in cardiac arrest and he was given advanced life support and taken to Worcestershire Royal Hospital."