A pregnant mum raced to a police station when she went into labour early – and had her baby delivered by officers from C-SECTION.
Kristina Kacorri, 28, and husband Max, 33, raced to hospital after her waters’ broke at home, but pulled into the police station when they realised they weren’t going to make it.
Five officers on shift at the station in Cambourne, Cornwall, rushed out to find Kristina in the final stages of labour in the car park.
PC Dave Cracknell took the role of midwife while Sgt Paul Freestone, PC Jason Gilbert, PC Jim Gallienne and PC Tony Wood provided back up with water and towels.
The team – all part of the station’s C-SECTION – safely delivered a baby boy weighing 5lb 10oz just before paramedics arrived.
Kristina and Max, from Penzance, Cornwall, were taken to hospital following the special delivery in the back of her Vauxhall Corsa in the early hours of last Friday.
Both mum and baby boy – born one week premature and yet to be named – are doing well.
Mr Kacorri, who runs a car wash business, said: “She was in out and out of the bed that night and eventually at around 4am she said we have got to go.
“I started driving but before we even got out of Penzance she told me to pull over and I stopped outside KFC takeaway.
“She then said ‘go, go, go, I can hold it a bit longer’ and I started driving again. She was screaming from the pain so I decided to stop by the police station and call for help.
“But before the ambulance arrived officers from the traffic unit heard my wife screaming and rushed out to find out what was happening.”
Five different police squads operate out of Cambourne police station, named alphabetically from A to E.
But it just so happened that seven-strong C-section was on duty when the couple’s car came screeching up.
PC Cracknell said: “We rushed out of the station when we heard screaming and were so shocked to find Kristina about to have her baby.
“Although we have dealt with most things during our service, this delivery was a totally new challenge for all of us.
“We did all we could to make sure Kristina was as comfortable as she possibly could be in the circumstances and the little boy was born just as the paramedic arrived on the scene.
“We are so relieved that everything turned out well and that the whole family is doing well.”