Police officers deliver baby after mother goes into labour on London high street

Weihong Yu gave birth with the help of police officers (Picture: Metropolitan Police)

A team of police officers delivered a baby on a busy high street in London.

Officers helped Weihong Yu give birth to a baby girl after she went into labour on Kentish Town Road in London on Sunday night.

Officers PC Burch, PC Williams and PC King assisted with the delivery prior to the arrival of an ambulance.

Based with the Metropolitan Police’s Central North Command Unit, the trio reached Ms Yu at 9.27pm on Sunday, and she gave birth five minutes later at 9.32pm.

Staff from London Ambulance arrived at the scene just one minute later.

The new mother and her as yet unnamed baby daughter are doing well in hospital.


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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.

The baby girl was born on the street in London (Picture: Metropolitan Police)

“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.”