Armed police officers helped rush a heavily pregnant woman to hospital after pulling over a suspected speeding car.
The officers from the Pembrokeshire Armed Response Unit made the unexpected special delivery whilst patrolling in the A40 near Carmarthen on Monday morning.
After being overtaken by what appeared to be a speeding motorist, PC's Darren Trevan and John Woodcock jumped to action.
On speaking to the occupants of the vehicle, and quickly realising that one of them was heavily pregnant, PC Woodcock drove the couple's car to hospital while PC Trevan provided the the escort.
Today armed response officers transported a lady to hospital just in time to give birth to a bouncing baby boy! #notallheroeswearcapes
They made it to Glangwili General Hospital just in time for the birth of a baby boy.
Mother, father and baby are said to be doing well.
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A 'significant' amount of the Kerosene oil which escaped from the damaged pipeline at the A48 in Nantycaws, Carmarthen, has been recovered, according to Carmarthenshire County Council.
Valero, the company responsible for the pipeline works has confirmed approximately 120,000 litres of the estimated 140,000 litres of oil lost has been recovered to date.
Tests confirm no public water drinking supplies have been affected; and air quality monitoring has shown very low concentrations of Kerosene, below what would pose a significant risk to public health.
Further tests are ongoing and officers from both Public Health Wales and the council’s environmental health and licensing service are continuing to advise and reassure residents.
People are still being advised to keep pets and livestock away from the water where oil is visible.
This incident has had a major effect on the environment and the local community and we are doing all we can to help manage the recovery operation and reassure residents.
The council’s Director of Environment is now chairing the multi-agency group set up to co-ordinate the recovery from this incident.
Although now in the recovery stage, works to monitor the effects of the spill will continue for many months to come.
The results of outdoor and indoor air monitoring provide reassurance that concentrations of kerosene and other petroleum hydrocarbons are very low and below those that would pose a significant risk to health. Test results show that public drinking water supplies have not been affected; those with private drinking water supplies in the area have been visited and provided with advice.
Public exposure to kerosene is now very unlikely.
However, as a precaution the public are advised to avoid contact with any substance that looks or smells like fuel oil.
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Natural Resources Wales say work will continue to clean up a kerosene spill in Nant y Caws, Carmarthenshire.
The leak was caused by a damaged pipe.
A spokesperson said 60,000 litres of the oil had been recovered from the Nant Piwbr, with more still to go.
Our staff will continue to monitor the site over the weekend as part of our work to investigate the environmental impact of the incident.
We’ll also continue to respond to queries from local residents and talk to local farmers and angling clubs.
Drinking water supplies are unaffected, the spokesperson added.
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