A WOMAN has thanked quick-thinkers who helped as she fell ill with a looming heart attack in Oswestry.

Katie Jones, 71, was working at the Salvation Army charity shop on Church Street when she began to feel unwell.

“I had awful heartburn and indigestion and then I started being sick. I went to find my daughter who was nearby in Booka to tell her I didn’t feel right – I don’t remember much after that,” she said.

Katie, from Llanfyllin, was taken by ambulance to hospital, but en-route, started to feel odd sensations in her arms so they were redirected to Stoke as she had suffered a ‘significant heart attack’. She spent the next 10 days in hospital.

“I don’t have high blood pressure or cholesterol – 70 years of having a high activity lifestyle and stress has played its part I think,” she added.

“I just want to say thanks to friends and family, Doctor Melanie Plant and her colleague from Llanfyllin Medical Centre who were nearby at the time, and Carrie and Tim Morris from Booka," she added.