A MUM who went into labour on a Greggs shop floor wants to thank the staff customers for coming together to help.

Thankfully, Susie Lynn, 31, was able to give birth in hospital... just 25 minutes after arriving.

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

Scene - Greggs, in Benfleet High Street

Susie and her husband, Christopher, 30, were on their way to collect their eldest son, William, four, from pre-school on Wednesday when they popped into Greggs in Benfleet High Road for a drink as they were early.

Susie said: “As I walked out of Greggs my waters broke.

“My husband called 999 and they told him to get me aside somewhere.

“The lady and man working in Greggs let me in and I had to get my bottom half undressed and the 999 operator started telling my husband what to do.

“So at this point I was in all my glory sat on Greggs’ floor.

“The two members of staff there were brilliant.”

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

Healthy - baby Noah was born just 25 minutes after his mum got to hospital

As the drama unfolded two customers stopped what they were doing and went to William’s pre-school, who sent a teacher bring him out.

Susie then started having contractions before the ambulance arrived.

The now-mum-of-two added: “The teacher stayed with us until we were in the ambulance, which arrived very quickly.

“I got in the ambulance and was taken to hospital, and within 20 to 25 minutes of arriving, baby Noah was born.

“I want to thank all of the nice people who stopped and offered help, it was lovely of them - the teachers at the preschool, and the man and woman working at Greggs.”

When asked about how Susie felt about the drama of almost giving birth in public, she said: “Well, if you’re going to do something, might as well do it properly. I am pleased I managed to make it to hospital before he arrived though.”

Baby Noah was born at Southend Hospital weighing 6lbs 3oz.