Baby delivered at roadside by pair of PCs

Baby delivered at roadside by pair of PCs

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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