Advertisement

  1. ITV Report

Police deliver baby as mum gives birth on the street

Quick thinking police officers helped deliver a baby girl as a woman gave birth on the street.

Credit: Met Police

Weihong Yu called emergency services when she went into labour in north London.

An ambulance was called to Camden but arrived a minute after the birth. Luckily, officers had arrived five minutes earlier and were on hand to help Weihong's newborn into the world.

Credit: Met Police

The really hard work was done by mum, Weihong Yu, while PC Burch, PC Williams and PC King assisted with the delivery prior to the arrival of an ambulance.

The officers, from the Met’s Central North Command Unit, reached Weihong in Kentish Town Road at 9.27pm on Sunday, September 23.

She gave birth at 9.32pm, and London Ambulance Service were on the scene just a minute later.

– Scotland Yard
Credit: SWNS

Mum and her as yet unnamed baby daughter are doing well in hospital.

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.

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.

– Inspector Jason Stewart, Met Police