By Darren Boyle for MailOnline
Published: 11:35 GMT, 8 November 2019 | Updated: 14:27 GMT, 8 November 2019
Dramatic footage shows the first time UK police inject a heroin addict with a potentially life-saving drug - only to discover the man was just asleep.
West Midlands Police is the first force in the country to train officers how to use naloxone which can reverse the effects of a heroin overdose.
Bodycam footage showed the moment officers in Birmingham administered the drug to a suspected heroin addict who had passed out in the street.
Police officers decided to administer a dose of naxolone to a man found sleeping in the doorway of Birmingham's House of Fraser believing he had succumbed to an overdose
Bodycam footage shows one of the officers preparing to inject the man who is lying prone
The video shows two officers injecting the man who was lying on the floor outside the House of Fraser store on July 15.
But after the man was loaded into an ambulance and regained consciousness it emerged he was a rough sleeper who had nodded off.
Police confirmed it was the first time the drug had been used in the UK.