Traffic police help deliver baby after driver's wife went into labour
Boys in BABY blue! Police officers help deliver baby after driver they stopped told them his wife had just gone into labour
- Police stopped a man because a camera flagged his car as uninsured last night
- Road Crime officers were with him when his wife called to say she was in labour
- PCs Sandra Payne and James Condon helped deliver the baby in Northampton
A baby boy was delivered by police officers on Thursday after his father was pulled over when a camera flagged his car for not having insurance.
The baby’s father was captured by a camera as he drove through Northampton – but he told PCs Sandra Payne and James Condon he had just insured his car that morning.
The officers, from Northamptonshire’s Road Crime Team, were with the man when his heavily pregnant wife called him to say she was going into labour.
They quickly drove to his home where PCs Payne and Condon ended up delivering baby Harris just minutes later.
The baby’s father was captured by a camera in Northampton – but he told PCs Sandra Payne and James Condon he had just insured his car that morning. Pictured, the two police officers with the baby’s mother and paramedics
The force wrote on Twitter: ‘An ambulance was called, but baby wasn’t going to wait – he wanted to come out ASAP!
‘A few minutes later, baby Harris arrived, delivered by two of our police officers who were talked through it by the incredible Maternity Ward at Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust.’
They said the baby’s mother was ‘incredibly cool and collected’ during the birth.
And everything was fine with the father’s insurance policy, which he showed to police officers after the birth.
Chief Inspector Tom Thompson, said: ‘Well done Sandra and James – this will definitely be a story baby Harris’ parents will remember for a long time to come.’
Paramedics from East Midlands Ambulance Service arrived a short time later and took over care.
Photographs show PCs Payne and Condon holding the tiny bundle in their arms shortly after the delivery.
The officers (pictured), from Northamptonshire’s Road Crime Team, were with the man when his heavily pregnant wife called him to say she was going into labour
The officers later posed alongside the baby’s mother, who has not been named, and the two pandemics who helped keep the mother and baby healthy following the birth.
Inspector Thompson added: ‘I would like to extend my thanks to Sandra and James whose actions ensured that baby Harris was delivered into this world safely.
‘This is a great story and an example of how varied life as a police officer can be.
‘As a Force we’re really proud of how both officers managed to keep Harris’ parents calm and looked after until our colleagues at East Midlands Ambulance Service arrived.’
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