A PUB landlord has been motivated to install the area’s first bleed kit after his cousin received near-fatal injuries on a night out.

Daniel Bowerbank of The Albion in Clayton-le-Moors – whose relative sustained a bleed on the brain after being attacked in Preston a few years ago – funded the equipment partly from his own sponsored runs.

The lifesaving kit is aimed at slowing blood loss until emergency help can arrive with uncontrollable bleeding being the most preventable form of death from trauma, according to Stop The Bleed.

Daniel said: “He ended up in Preston Hospital in an induced coma with a bleed on the brain, he was bleeding everywhere, we didn’t know if he was going to make it or not with the external bleeding that he had.

“He’d lost a lot of blood and had a bleed kit been there it would have helped to preserve his injuries. If we can do anything to help just that one person then we’ll do it.”

The installation is registered with the emergency services so that they can provide a code that can be used to access the kit when required.

This winter has seen the introduction of the same kits at Blackburn’s and Rawtenstall’s bus stations, as well as in Burnley town centre.

The move is part of Lancashire Violence Reduction Network’s aim to install 14 bleed kits in partnership with Cash For kids and Know Knife Crime.

Daniel added: “I would encourage any pub to get one, we hope it’s never used but if it can preserve a life then it’s done its job.

“A couple of years ago on the main road I know somebody who was ran over, and they had a major bleed, so you know we probably could have done with it then.

“It was just something we wanted to do as a local community, because nobody around us has got one, plus we are close to the M65 so if anything happens on there, they have this nearby.”