PCSOS help deliver baby
A FAMILY are looking forward to Christmas after their new baby was delivered by the roadside by two police community support officers in Wisbech.
Inga Munkova (26) had been diverted from King’s Lynn Hospital to Peterborough due to overcrowding after her contractions began on Saturday.
She got as far as Wisbech in a neighbour’s car with her partner Dmitrijs Frolov (28) when she realised she was not going to make it.
Mr Frolov flagged down a patrol car in Lynn Road, Wisbech, and thanks to the help of PCSOS Sam Dyer and Donna Thompson, she gave birth to a healthy girl called Vikotrija, weighing just over 8lbs, in the back seat of the car.
The officers had no medical training - but Mrsthompson said she relied on her own experience of giving birth to four children.
She said: “I couldn’t remember a lot of it afterwards - it’s like I just went into autopilot. I wouldn’t want to do it every day but it was great and what a Christmas present.
“Mum was great all the way through, even though she was scared, and dad was ecstatic after baby was born.”
The mum, who moved from Latvia to King’s Lynn this year, said: “I didn’t have time to panic but my husband was very concerned. We’re just delighted to have a healthy baby and looking forward to our first Christmas in England.”
present: Inga Munkova with newborn Vikotrija and PCSOS Donna Thompson and Sam Dyer.