When their Bank Holiday shift began the pair of policemen on patrol in London probably hoped it would be a fairly routine one.
By the time they had finished, though, the shift had proved to be anything but, the officers having helped to deliver a baby at the roadside.
The quick-thinking PCs sprang into action after their patrol vehicle was flagged down by a motorist in north London on Monday (March 28) afternoon.
When they got to the driver's van the officers discovered its female passenger had gone into labour.
The pair helped deliver a baby boy at the scene on Kenton Road, Harrow, before wrapping him in a Metropolitan Police fleece to keep him warm. The boy and his mother were then taken on to hospital by ambulance.
The officers later issued a tweet about the incident, describing it as a "special Easter delivery" and revealing that the newborn had been named Alex.
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