Durham police officer meets baby whose mum he rushed to hospital

PC Mike 'Spike' Fisher meets baby Arabella  with mum and dad Claire Rank and Ian Bogle
PC Mike 'Spike' Fisher meets baby Arabella with mum and dad Claire Rank and Ian Bogle

A police officer has come face-to-face with the baby girl whose mum he rushed to hospital when she went into labour.

PC Mike 'Spike' Fisher, from Durham's Road Policing Unit, pulled Claire Rank and partner Ian Bogle over for speeding in October last year.

Claire, 30, was suffering agonising contractions and the couple were on their way to the University Hospital of North Durham when PC Fisher stopped them.

As soon as he realised what was happening, he told Ian to follow him and escorted the couple to the hospital with his blue lights flashing.

Arabella Daisy Bogle was born the next day.

She and PC Fisher met when police officers featuring in Channel 5's hit series Police Interceptors visited Durham marketplace.

"I saw on Facebook the Police Interceptors were going to be in Durham and that Spike would be there," said Claire, of Witton Gilbert.

"Watching the programme, we knew PC Fisher went by that name and thought it would be a good idea to take Arabella down to meet him, as the only time he had seen her was when she was newly born.

"Arabella is very aware of what is around her now and and I thought it would be nice for her to meet him too."