Sports stars sign public defibrillator plea

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SPORTS stars and medics have petitioned the Prime Minister, for defibrillator machines, used to revive people suffering cardiac arrest, to be made available in all public buildings.

Footballers Steven Gerrard, and Gareth Bale and boxer Amir Khan signed the petition sent to David Cameron. It is backed by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and the British Medical Association.

An e-petition started by the Oliver King Foundation, named after a 12-year-old boy who died from a cardiac arrest while swimming at school in Liverpool, has gathered more than 100,000 signatures.