A NEW life saving defibrillator has been fitted on a busy shopping precinct.

The device has been installed in Mile Lane, Bury, where it will be on hand to help anyone who gets into difficulties.

It has been put in place following efforts by resident Jack Rogerson and his friend Glynis Walker, after the equipment save his life when he had a cardiac arrest in 2013.

He then underwent a quadruple heart bypass in Manchester Royal Infirmary and made such a good recovery he was well enough to be discharged five days after the surgery.

Now recovered, he works to help raise awareness of the need for more defibrillators in and around the borough and raises money for their installation.

In recent months Mr Rogerson worked hard alongside Church Ward councillor, Cllr Jackie Harris, to secure the Mile Lane defibrillator.

The device was then fitted free of charge by his friend and electrician Nigel Royster.

Mr Rogerson is now intending to apply for yet more additional funding for defibrillators throughout the borough.