From the Security Industry Authority, the UK's regulator of its private security industry:
On Sunday 13 September, Abdul Munim Khan, 29, of Shadwell, was on his way to work in the City of London when he noticed a woman standing on the pavement in distress. Abdul saw that nobody was stopping to help her and went over to check if she was okay.
The woman told Abdul she was giving birth but wasn’t sure she could make it to the hospital in time. He immediately called an ambulance and was told it would take them up to 20 minutes to arrive.
Abdul, who has been a security officer at 52 Lime Street (The Scapel, skyscaper building) for two and a half years, stayed on the phone to the paramedics. They gave him instructions as to how to help the woman safely deliver her baby. Without hesitation Abdul pulled up his work shirt sleeves and delivered the baby on the pavement with the help of another passer-by.
When the ambulance arrived, the paramedics cut the umbilical cord and took the woman and her baby to hospital. Before they left, both the woman who had given birth and the paramedics thanked Abdul for his heroic and selfless action.
After this Abdul headed to work and arrived on time to do his 12-hour shift. He works for Axis Security Services Limited, an SIA-approved contractor.
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