A newborn baby was said to be doing well in hospital yesterday after entering the world in the back of an ambulance on New Year's Eve.
West Midlands Ambulance Service said the boy was delivered in a lay-by between Evesham and Worcester at about 9.40pm on Monday after paramedics realised he would be born before reaching hospital.
The crew, Sarah Baulch and Stuart Wright, were accompanied by a midwife after picking up the boy's mother from her home in Evesham at 8pm.
Sarah said: "We called the midwife out and initially we thought we were going to be dealing with a home birth, but then everything stopped so we thought we would take the lady to hospital with the midwife travelling with us.
"However, we were half-way between Pershore and Drakes Broughton when we had to pull over into a lay-by as the baby was well on the way."
There were said to be no complications with the birth and the baby and his mother - believed to be in her 30s - are recuperating at Worcester Royal Hospital.
Sarah added: "It was really lovely, it all went really well and it nearly had me in tears.
"It's always nice dealing with a successful birth."