Police praised after helping woman in labour on side of busy road

Police have been praised after rushing to the aid of a woman in labour on the side of a busy main road.

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Officers from the Mablethorpe and Alford policing team were flagged down on the A158 just before midnight on Saturday night.

They tweeted: “Night turn officers flagged down to assist woman in labour at the side of busy main road. Wasn’t expected putting their boots on last night.”

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Their action has been praised by Police and Crime Commissioner Marc Jones, who shared the tweet and said: “Think policing is all about crime? Think again! Our communities rely on professionalism & skill of officers & staff for many things #welldone”

A spokesman from Mablethorpe and Alford Police said the woman made ot safely to hospital before the baby arrived.