Beautiful quadruplets have been born safely at St Peters Hospital, Surrey - the first set to arrive there in 25 years.

Maddison, Evie and Cassidy, along with their brother Logan, were delivered by c-section at 32 weeks on Wednesday, July 11, to proud parents Jonathan Besly and Melisa Patino.

Proud father Jonathan, 34, told Surrey Live the couple first discovered they were having four babies when they went for a scan to rule out the possibility of having two.

Jonathan said: "We needed to get a bigger car, try and sell the house. We needed to do a lot of research because we haven't met anyone that has actually had four children [at once]. We basically had to find out what having four babies is about ourselves and prepare that way."

As with many multiple births, there were complications during the pregnancy and little Logan has fought for survival.

Jonathan said: "Around 24 weeks into the pregnancy we found the placenta had failed the boy so it was touch and go whether he was going to make it. For the next eight weeks we were told he wasn't going to make the next scan and he made every one of them. And against all the odds he's managed to pull through and has done amazingly."

The babies are still in hospital and will remain there until they grow strong enough to be allowed home. The birth was a first for even the most experienced staff at St Peter's. Speaking on Friday (July 20), consultant Dr Peter Martin said:

"To get quads is very unusual and I think it is the first time we have had them since I have been here and I started 23 years ago. I've dealt with a lot of triplets, we even had one delivered yesterday (July 19) so we've had triplets yesterday and another set of triplets coming in. They're not that unusual. We usually get one to three sets of triplets at the hospital a year."

Big congratulations to the new family, from all at Kicks Count!