A new, potentially life-saving bleed control unit has been unveiled on Sutton High Street after work from campaigners to introduce the device to the area.

The installation was supported by Ray and Ray Donovan MBE, of the Chris Donovan Trust, who said they hoped the cabinet and emergency medical equipment inside could help save somone's life in the event of a serious incident in the area.

The pair founded the Chris Donovan Trust in memory of their son Chris, who was killed by two teenagers and a 21-year-old in May 2001.

"The Cabinet, which has been purchased by the Trust, is straight-forward to use and will hopefully save lives, should there be a major accident or incident in Sutton Town Centre," Ray pointed out in a statement sent to the Sutton Guardian after the official unveiling ceremony on Monday (November 8).

Also in attendance at the event were were Sutton councillors Annie Moral (Deputy Mayor) and Tom Drummond, senior staff from Sutton Police, the Staff of Lloyds Bank (where the cabinet is located), and representatives from other associated charities who have supported this campaign, including Lynne Mcleod-Finch-Baird from the Daniel Baird Foundation, and Danny O'Brien from Anti-Knife UK.

"The Chris Donovan Trust hopes to be facilitating the installation of several more such cabinets in and around Sutton, whose use will be fully overseen by London Ambulance Service," a spokesperson said.