PCSOS help de­liver baby

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - News -

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.

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