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Fundraiser for Dornoch's 'roadside baby' Dylan Davidson

Dylan Davidson Image copyright Police Scotland
Image caption Dylan Davidson continues to receive treatment after being badly injured in an accident in November last year

A policeman who helped deliver a baby, then nine years later attended an accident in which the boy was hurt, is supporting a fundraiser for the boy.

Sgt Peter Allan was patrolling the A882 Thurso to Wick road in 2006 when he was flagged down by Kevin Davidson who was driving his wife Jean to hospital.

The labour was so quick, the officer and Mr Davidson helped to deliver the baby, Dylan, by the roadside.

Last November, Sgt Allan found himself at the scene of the road accident.

Dylan was badly injured after being knocked down by a car in Dornoch, in Sutherland. He is still receiving treatment.

Sgt Allan is helping to promote a mass pipe and drums fundraising event that will be held in Dornoch, the Davidsons' home town, on 30 April.

It has been organised by Duncan Macdonald, drum major with Beauly Firth and Glens Pipe Band.

About 200 pipers from nine local pipe bands are to take part.

In a statement, Dylan's parents said: "We are extremely grateful for the assistance that was given by Peter Allan and other officers in both these circumstances and to Duncan Macdonald for arranging this event.

"Dylan has made a brave recovery from his accident.

"We are looking forward to the pipe band event that has been kindly put together by members of the community and want to thank everyone in advance for their contributions towards Dylan's treatment."