Stansted Airport staff dragged away from England penalty misery to deliver unexpected arrival

AS England fans held their breath ahead of what turned out to be the all-too-familiar feeling of penalty shootout heartache, staff at Stansted Airport were already springing into action for a rather unexpected arrival...when an expectant mum went into labour.

Employees at the Uttlesford hub were dragged away from their radios when they rushed to the aid of Kate Taylor, who was waiting to collect a passenger when she began getting contractions in the terminal forecourt last Sunday (June 24).

The 30-year-old, from Portsmouth, was quickly joined by Stansted’s customer service team assistant, Amira Helal, and security advisor, Brenda Watts, who oversaw the dramatic arrival of a little baby boy – three weeks earlier than planned.

Moments later the airport’s fire service and a paramedic arrived on the scene and both mother and baby were taken to the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow.

An airport spokesman said both mum and baby boy were doing well.