PC Helps Woman Give Birth

2 June 2011, 09:22 | Updated: 30 March 2016, 13:50

A police officer has been told she's a 'credit to the force' after helping a woman who'd gone into labour in Derby.

PC Julie-Ann Wreford was on patrol in Mondello Drive, Alvaston, yesterday morning when a woman and her partner told her she'd gone into labour.

PC Wreford called an ambulance and took the woman to a nearby flat.

While speaking to the operator, the baby girl was born, minutes after paramedics arrived.

The mum and baby were taken to the Royal Derby Hospital.

PC Wreford said:

"You deal with so many challenging incidents in this job, it was a pleasure to be involved in such a special occasion.

"I hope to visit the family soon, once they have settled into their new life as parents."

Chief Inspector Sunita Gamblin said:

"PC Wreford did an excellent job, remaining calm and professional throughout.

"She supported the family until the paramedics arrived. It’s rare that officers are faced with situations such as this but Julie-Ann handled the situation very well. She’s a credit to the force."