More in store for Sheffield’s Asda baby Freya

Four week-old Freya Gill, who was born in an Asda car park, is pictured with mum and dad Jamie Gill (front, left) and Natasha Dyas (front, right, of Woodhouse, Dean Pickering (stood, third left), who delivered the baby, and Asda Manor Top store staff, from left, manager Jonny Wilkinson, community life champion Ann Collins and Nathan Mitchell.
Four week-old Freya Gill, who was born in an Asda car park, is pictured with mum and dad Jamie Gill (front, left) and Natasha Dyas (front, right, of Woodhouse, Dean Pickering (stood, third left), who delivered the baby, and Asda Manor Top store staff, from left, manager Jonny Wilkinson, community life champion Ann Collins and Nathan Mitchell.
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WHEN Freya Gill last made an appearance at Asda at Manor Top, there was more in store than everyone bargained for.

That’s because Freya’s previous appearance was also her first – not only at Asda, but in the world.

Freya was born a bit sooner than her mum Natasha Dyas and dad Dean Gill ever anticipated.

And staff at the store were so impressed with the way everyone coped that they invited the family back to make a bit of a fuss of the little lady.

Asda ‘store champion’ Ann Collins presented little Freya with a goody bag packed with baby essentials.

And she said: “Freya is a very special little baby, because she is an Asda baby!

“It’s not every day that a baby is born in our car park so we wanted to invite her back to see how she is getting on.

“Now we’re going to put her picture on our notice board!”

It was last month that expectant mum-to-be Natasha started unexpectedly with contractions.

So her partner Dean called his uncle Darren Pickering to ask if he could give them a lift to the hospital.

Darren picked them up from Woodhouse to drive them to the Jessop maternity hospital – but he’d only got as far as Mansfield Road fire station when Natasha, 22, yelled that he had better pull over.

And the only place he could do so safely was in the Asda car park.

Minutes later – and before the ambulance had arrived – Freya was born weighing a healthy six pounds and 15 ounces.

And it was retired prison officer Darren, 49, who delivered her in the back seat of his Mitsubishi Outlander.