MEDICS helped two shoppers who fell ill within minutes of each other.
A woman was treated by paramedics after collapsing near Boots inside Hartlepool’s Middleton Grange Shopping Centre.
The incident happened at around 11.20am on Thursday.
Just half an hour later a teenage boy suffered a fit by the McDonald’s restaurant in the centre.
He was taken to the University Hospital of North Tees in Stockton by ambulance.