A POLICE officer is being praised after helping to deliver a baby at a Mercedes dealer.
PC Robert Morgan of the Metropolitan Police was dealing with a separate incident near the Mercedes-Benz showroom in Stratford when the baby’s frantic father flagged him down and asked for help with his heavily pregnant wife.
PC Morgan phoned for back-up but just minutes later he was forced to deliver the girl in the car park of the Mercedes showroom before an ambulance arrived to whisk the new parents to safety.
He was helped by the woman’s sister and a second Tower Hamlets officer, PC Christine Goode, who was able to rush to the scene in time and offer assistance.
PC Morgan said: ‘We deal with all sorts of incidents, however I wasn’t expecting this.
‘The mother was not keen on my suggestion of calling the baby girl Mercedes.’
A Mercedes-Benz spokesperson said: ‘Staff at the Stratford showroom were aware of the situation but saw the police officers had it under control. We didn’t want to interfere too much and the ambulance arrived within minutes of the situation arising.
‘All of us here at Mercedes are just relieved both the mother and baby were healthy.’