The birth of a baby outside a police station in Cornwall has given new meaning to the phrase "delivered by C-section".
For the little boy was brought into the world outside Camborne police station by a group of officers from the locally-based C-Section.
The special delivery took place in the early hours of last Friday when the on-duty officers heard a woman screaming outside the station at around 5.45am.
They found 28-year-old Kristina Kacorri in the final stages of labour, accompanied by her husband Max.
The couple were on their way to the hospital when the baby decided to make his appearance – a week earlier than expected. The couple decided to make a detour into the police station car park as they realised time was of the essence.
PC Dave Cracknell immediately adopted the role of midwife, ably assisted by Sgt Paul Freestone, PC Jason Gilbert, PC Jim Gallienne and PC Tony Wood.
The Devon and Cornwall officers set about making Kristina, from Penzance, as comfortable as possible and a paramedic arrived just as the baby was born naturally at 6am in the back of the family car.
The proud new parents and the baby were taken to the Royal Cornwall Hospital where they were found to be in good health.