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TWO parents and their new baby boy visited Essex Police this week to thank officers who rescued them from a traffic jam.
Metha Ramanan went into labour while she and her husband Nava were stuck on the A13 on Saturday, October 12.
Nava called emergency services for help and the nearest unit was a firearms team who rescued the couple and got them to Basildon Hospital ‘in the nick of time’, with Metha almost giving birth on the road.
Once at the hospital, she gave birth to her son, Abiman.
Metha and Nava took three-day-old Abiman to Essex Police headquarters in Chelmsford on Tuesday, October 15, to thank the officers who had helped them.
When they arrived, police presented the family with a cuddly toy of a retired police dog called Baloo.
Nava said: “My family and I can’t thank the firearms unit enough for their help at the weekend.
“The officers were shining examples. Keep up the good work in making Essex safe. I’d like to end by saying thank you everyone for your kind words.”