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Thursday 17 April 2014

Police officer's special delivery

Pc Robert Morgan helped to deliver a baby girl in a car showroom after being flagged down by the father (Metropolitan Police/PA)

A police officer helped to deliver a baby girl in a London car showroom after being flagged down by the father.

The heavily pregnant woman was being driven to hospital by her partner around 1pm yesterday when they realised the baby was about to arrive.

Her partner pulled over next to Metropolitan Police transport officer Robert Morgan, who was dealing with a vehicle close to the Mercedes Benz showroom in Newham.

Pc Morgan telephoned for help but just minutes later he was forced to deliver the girl inside the showroom before an ambulance arrived.

He was helped by the woman's sister and a second Tower Hamlets officer, Pc Christine Goode, who was able to rush to the scene in time.

The mother's son was also present.

Pc Morgan said: "We deal with all sorts of incidents, however I wasn't expecting this today.

"The mother was not keen on my suggestion of calling the baby girl Mercedes."

The mother and baby were later taken to an East London hospital.

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