Cops deliver baby amid violent protests in Du Noon

Ambulances were unable to come to the aid of a woman this morning due to violent protests in the area.

FILE. A protest broke out in Du Noon on 20 March 2016 after a group of squatters attempted to occupy farmland along the N7 Highway. Picture: Xolani Koyana/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Three Metro Police officers have helped deliver a baby amid ongoing violent demonstrations in Du Noon.

Constable Abdullah Fisher, assisted by officers Philiswa Mayekiso and Brydon Hoffman, came to the aid of a woman in labour early this morning.

Dozens of residents went on the rampage after they were evicted from privately-owned property.

#DunoonProtest refuse lies strewn across Potsdam road alongside a vandalised MyCitiBus station. @ThomHolder

Ambulance services couldn't get to the woman due to the violence in the area, so it was up to the officers to help the panicked mom in a house in the informal settlement.

Metro Police's Yolanda Faro has commended the officers for their good work.

"The officers had to walk quite a distance into the settlement and help the woman. A baby boy was born. The officers then transported the woman to an ambulance near the N7 where an ambulance was waiting."

Faro says both mother and baby are currently in a good condition at Somerset Hospital.