It emerged that Miss Banks had earlier been seen at Tunbridge Wells Hospital but was sent away as she was not in labour and contractions had not started.
Ms Banks was appropriately assessed at Tunbridge Wells Hospital, was not in labour and no contractions had started.
As is standard practice, she was told to return home and re-attend the hospital once labour had begun. We would always encourage women to return to their home and not to travel further afield than is strictly necessary.
The trust is pleased that a member of its staff, who was in the vicinity at the time, safely delivered baby Phoebe and we would like to pass on our congratulations to the couple.
– Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust spokesperson
A "serious fire in an electrical substation" is causing major disruption on the Southeastern train network, the company said on their website.
There are currently problems across many lines as a result of signalling problems caused by lightning strikes. A serious fire in an electrical substation is causing major disruption on the network. And all services into and out of Victoria have been suspended.
The emergency services are currently tackling the blaze.
We're sorry your journeys will have taken longer this evening. Network Rail is working to re-set signals and will work to repair damage as quickly as possible but it's likely that disruption will continue for the rest of today's service.