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Police Help Deliver Baby After Pulling Over Car They Thought Was Uninsured

Police Help Deliver Baby After Pulling Over Car They Thought Was Uninsured

Two police officers have received praise for helping to deliver a baby after pulling over a car that they thought was not insured.

The feel good story all started when Northamptonshire PCs Sandra Payne and James Condon stopped the driver as part of a routine traffic enquiry when his car showed up as having no insurance.

Turns out the unnamed man had only just bought cover that morning. Normally the story would have ended there, but the driver's wife called during the roadside stop to say that she had gone into labour.

Credit: Twitter / @NorthantsPolice
Credit: Twitter / @NorthantsPolice
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As told by the police department's Twitter page, the urgency of the situation was obvious, and so they all rushed to his address in Northampton.

An ambulance was called, but by this point it was too late - it was clear the baby was ready to make its way into the world.

Per the Twitter thread: "A few minutes later, baby Harris arrived, delivered by two of our police officers who were talked through it by the incredible Maternity Ward @NGHnhstrust

"Mum was incredibly cool and collected throughout the entire process".

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The paramedics arrived just in time to cut the umbilical cord and make sure everything was all good between the couple and little Harris.

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Oh, and apparently the new dad even made time to show the police officers his insurance cover. All in a day's work.

A number of heartwarming photos were shared online, showing the happy family and their unlikely birthing partners. The snaps have since received a number of comments from people offering praise to the officers, the couple and their newborn.

Credit: Twitter / @NorthantsPolice
Credit: Twitter / @NorthantsPolice
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One person commented: "Lovely photos I'm sure they'll end up circulating at Harris's 18th Birthday party. Well done mum & dad and our wonderful emergency service workers."

Another wrote, "Funniest part 'dad made time to show us his insurance policy'," while a third chimed in, "Congrats to mum and dad, welcome to the world Harris and well done 2 newly qualified midwives".

Speaking about the incredible incident, Chief Inspector Tom Thompson told The Sun: "I would like to extend my thanks to Sandra and James.

"Their actions ensured that baby Harris was delivered into this world safely. This is a great story and an example of how varied life as a police officer can be.

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"We're really proud of how both officers managed to keep Harris' parents calm... This will definitely be a story baby Harris' parents will remember for a long time to come."

Topics: Viral, Police, Family, Driver, Twitter, Cars

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Daisy Phillipson

Daisy is a UK-based freelance journalist with too many opinions. She loves everything film and music-related and has a track record writing for Little White Lies, BWRC, and Film Daily. Contact her at [email protected]