24/09/2018 10:14 BST

Police Officers Deliver Baby After Mum Goes Into Speedy Labour In Street

The officers stepped in before an ambulance arrived.

When Weihong Yu went into labour in the street on Sunday night she knew the ambulance she called wouldn’t arrive in time. Thankfully three police officers were on hand to deliver her baby.

The new mum was assisted by three Metropolitan Police officers, PC Burch, PC Williams and PC King, and gave birth just five minutes after their arrival at the scene on Kentish Town Road, London.

She was taken to hospital shortly afterwards and the Met confirmed mum and baby are both doing well. 

Metropolitan Police
Weihong Yu and her daughter with PC Burch, PC Williams and PC King. 

The officers, from the Met’s Central North Command Unit, reached the mum in Kentish Town Road at 21:27hrs on Sunday, 23 September.

She gave birth just five minutes later at 21:32hrs, and London Ambulance Service were on the scene just a minute later.

The three officers accompanied the pair to hospital, where they posed for adorable photos with the newborn, who has yet to be named. 

Metropolitan Police
The yet-to-be-named baby is doing well. 

Inspector Jason Stewart from Camden said he was “very proud” of the team.

“Response team officers work hard around the clock to keep Londoners safe; they have to be ready for anything. It’s great that they were able to use their first aid, medical and people skills for such a happy occasion and assist a woman giving birth,” he said.

“She called police and London Ambulance Service after going into labour in the street. Our officers were on hand to help and I’m very proud of their role in comforting the mother and helping this new baby girl arrive.”