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Police officers help deliver baby girl in Kentish Town

Baby delivered in Kentish Town Road before paramedics arrive on scene

24 September, 2018 — By William McLennan

Ms Yu with her baby and the three officers

Three police officers helped to deliver a baby girl after a woman went into labour in Kentish Town Road last night.

Police said the “really hard work” was done by the mother, Weihong Yu, with assistance offered by PC Burch, PC Williams and PC King before the arrival of paramedics.

Officers were with Ms Yu shortly before 9:30pm and she gave birth five minutes later, with an ambulance arriving one minute after that.

Police said that Ms Yu and her baby, who is yet to be named, are “doing well in hospital”.

Inspector Jason Stewart from Camden said: “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.”

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