A SHOCKED expectant mother was stunned after finding the face of her late great-grandma watching over her unborn baby.

Sacha Rigby, aged 22, from Breightmet, was only 18 weeks into her first pregnancy when she was rushed to hospital with contractions.

Fortunately she received the all clear and the next day underwent an ultrasound to check on her little one.

But when Sacha and husband Daniel showed the scan to the family they noticed a familiar face looking over their baby girl — their late great grandmother May Worthington.

Collections officer Sacha said: "I looked at it and just thought wow. It is so bizarre, it is so clear. You see there's a face.

"I showed the image to my nan who doesn't believe in anything like this and she broke down in tears.

"Seeing her there is the nicest feeling you can feel. I was told I couldn't have children and just as I was preparing for the fertility clinic I was told I was pregnant, a miracle baby.

"I'm so glad this image has been captured. It's like they are face to face giving each other a hug.

"I cannot express how much it means. I thought I couldn't have children and now I have one and have seen them together."

May grew up in Kearsley before moving to Breightmet to be close to her family.

The great-grandmother of four died in March last year following a short illness.

"She was the most amazing woman you could ever meet, everything she did was for the family," Sacha added.

"I was very close to her and saw her all the time. She loved children.

"It's more comforting than anything knowing my gran is looking after my girl."