Instead of calling for help, or providing first aid, bystanders whipped out their phones and began recording the poor girl as she began to turn blue.
A McDonald’s employee had tried to help the little girl but was unable to dislodge the piece of chicken. Thankfully the shopping centre medic, Steve Dawking arrived, and after a few firm slaps to the back, Millie was able to cough up the nugget.
'I slapped her with as much power as I could given she is a small child. It came out like a bullet,' he says.
Millie was rushed to hospital where she is expected to make a full recovery. Her mum, Claire Wise, meanwhile was horrified:
'It is unbelievable that people would watch a thing like that and their first instinct was not to call help but to take pictures and video,’ she says.
'I am disgusted that people recorded such a traumatic incident while my mam and Millie were suffering such an awful ordeal.'