“Stop the car, I’m having a baby!”

Date: Friday 16th February 2018
George Henry and Hannah Morton with daughters Georgia and Megan, the new arrival
George Henry and Hannah Morton with daughters Georgia and Megan, the new arrival

AN Eden couple had to make an unexpected kerbside delivery on Saturday — with the speedy arrival of their new baby daughter on a dual carriageway in Carlisle.

Rushing to the city’s Cumberland Infirmary, Hannah and George Henry Morton realised they were not going to make the maternity unit in time and had to make an emergency stop, with the proud but nervous father delivering the baby, Megan Frankie, and her mother phoning for an ambulance.

George Henry, a farmer, added: “Everybody has been saying I would be well prepared because of lambing sheep and calving cows. But it’s a whole different thing when it’s your own daughter you are delivering."

Full story in Saturday's paper