A hero BT Sport worker who saved the life of England legend Glenn Hoddle is a volunteer police officer for Thames Valley Police (TVP).

Special sergeant Simon Daniels, from Aylesbury, has been lauded after he battled to save the ex-England boss when he collapsed following a heart attack on Saturday.

Special sergeant Daniels stepped in and conducted standard airway, breathing and circulations checks on Mr Hoddle, and realised he had stopped breathing.

He immediately started CPR using a defibrillator, and continued basic life support until an ambulance arrived to take Mr Hoddle to the hospital.

Special sergeant Daniels told The Sun: “My natural instinct was to help. Glenn had collapsed and was clearly unwell.

“Our number-one priority is always preservation of life, and so my training just kicked in.”

TVP said in a statement: “These basic life-saving skills are part of Thames Valley Police’s training programme provided to officers in our special constabulary, and the force is very proud of his actions.

“Special sergeant Daniels has been very touched by comments from Mr Hoddle’s family, the football, broadcast and policing community and the wider public.

“We wish Mr Hoddle well in his recovery.”