A Hammersmith and Fulham police officer had an usual shift when he rushed to the rescue of a woman about to give birth in the back of a BMW.
Little Nicole was born at 3.30am on Wednesday in Fulham Road, west London, helped into the world by PC Dan Wells, a response officer who was on patrol when his car was flagged down by the mum-to-be's frantic husband.
PC Wells unravelled the baby's umbilical cord, which was wrapped around her neck, and then his colleague PC Martin Warnes wrapped the infant in a coat and passed it to her mother.
PC Wells said: "I'm used to dealing with criminals, so it was a completely different experience for me to be faced with a woman in labour.
"It was an amazing experience and I am glad I was able to assist, but I think in future I will stick to catching criminals.
"I have visited Mum and baby in hospital and it is great to see they are both doing well."
Shortly after the birth an ambulance arrived and the mother, who is called Natalia and is from Fulham, and her baby were taken to hospital.