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Hero mall cop delivers baby in Richmond shopping centre

If ever the phrase born to shop was to be coined, a new arrival at Aberdeen Centre can lay claim. On Saturday afternoon, with no warning other than water breaking near a second floor escalator, a woman went straight into labour.

If ever the phrase born to shop was to be coined, a new arrival at Aberdeen Centre can lay claim.

On Saturday afternoon, with no warning other than water breaking near a second floor escalator, a woman went straight into labour.

However, such was the rush for the baby to get shopping and with firefighters and paramedics still en route, one of the centres security guards proceeded with the delivery with the help of the 911 operator.

Joey Kwan, Aberdeens spokeswoman, said by the time firefighters arrived, the baby so had the baby a healthy boy.

According to Kwan, one of the first firefighters on the scene ended up cutting the baby's umbilical cord.

Now a whole host of mall merchants are stepping forward to shower the new mom and baby with gifts, dinners and even a birthday cake every year for the boy until he hits 18.

Theres only one snag, in the rush to make sure mom and child were safe and secure, no one took her name.

If you are the mom, or you know who she is, or you know the hero security guard, email The News at acampbell@richmond-news.com.