A pair of brothers have been hailed as heroes after saving their mother's life when she collapsed into a diabetic coma and fell down a flight of stairs.

Reece Callaghan, aged eight, and five-year-old Daine poured cola into their mother Tracy's mouth in a frantic bid to revive her as she lay unconscious and bleeding on the floor.

The 34-year-old had fallen at her home in Northfield, Birmingham, after her blood sugar level dropped dangerously low.

Frightened by their mother's state, the two boys managed to stay calm and look after her until their father Adrian came home an hour later.

After ensuring that she drank some cola, they fed her some chocolate to raise her sugar levels and stopped the blood flow despite never having been shown what to do.

Mrs Callaghan, a supermarket worker, said: "They are my little angels, my little heroes. They were absolutely fantastic and, without doubt, saved my life."

The two boys, who both attend St Columba's Catholic Primary School, in Rednal, were praised for their actions in an assembly after Mrs Callaghan wrote to the school. ..SUPL: