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A baby boy was delivered outside Camborne police station after his parents took an emergency detour on the way to the hospital.
After officers heard what they thought was an animal in distress, they went outside to find Kristina Kacorri in the car park.
The 28-year-old, accompanied by her husband Max, was in the final stages of labour.
Pc Dave Cracknell immediately adopted the role of midwife, ably assisted by Sgt Paul Freestone, Pc Jim Gallienne and Pc Tony Wood.
Dog handler Pc Jason Gilbert provided towels and hot water.
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.
In a strange coincidence, the team of officers were members of "C-section''.
It's lucky the officers were on hand as the baby had decided to make his appearance a week earlier than expected.
Both Kristina and her newborn were checked over in hospital before being sent home.
The baby, who has not yet been named, weighed in at 5lb 10oz.
The couple aren't worried about the mess in the back of their car as they own a vehicle valeting company.
PC David Cracknell from C-Section