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April 2015.

Swanley youngsters are celebrating after new live-saving equipment was unveiled at their school.

Pupils at Downsview Primary School in Beech Avenue heard first hand how important defibrillators can be first hand during the unveiling ceremony.

The machinery was installed by Juliet Lamin who lost her son Philip when he collapsed during a friendly game of after-school football at Goals in Graham Road on February 5 2013 aged just 16.

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Juliet Lamin and Tobi Alabi with Downsview School pupils

The grieving mother was joined by ex-Millwall footballer & Founder  Tobi Alabi, 21, who suffered a heart attack in 2013 and a cardiac arrest in April 2014.

He was saved by a defibrillator and had a pace-maker fitter shortly after his cardiac arrest.

Ms Lamin said: “I lost my only son to a cardiac arrest and I was told if they had access to a defibrillator within the five minutes he died then he would have survived.

“It’s just like a fire extinguisher, every school has a fire extinguisher, if you have a fire then you have a fire extinguisher, I want defibrillators to be like that.”