17th Nov, 2018

Safer Neighbourhood Team to the rescue after baby locked in car

Harry Leach 12th Jul, 2018

A BABY accidently locked inside a car was rescued thanks to a quick-thinking police officer from the Redditch Safer Neighbourhood team.

The mum had placed her daughter in the car-seat after leaving a baby day-group.

She also put her bag in the footwell before closing the door and walking to the driver’s side of the vehicle.

Unfortunately after shutting the door, the car immediately locked.

Too late she realised she had left the car keys in the bag which was in the footwell of the car.

Distraught at the thought of the baby alone on the inside, she called her parents who arrived quickly.

It was a hot day and the baby would soon need to be fed.

Luckily the family bumped into Police Community Support Officer, Gemma Bosco-Woods, who was happy to help.

They started by using a small tool to try and break the glass by the wing-mirror because it was close to the inside handle of the car.

But it was too tough to break.

Support Officer Gemma Bosco-Woods said: “I then suggested we remove the rubber seal, which was in the way of the panel, and try again.

“After much perseverance we managed to get through it.

“The mother’s father got his arm in and opened the door.

“The family were very thankful and appreciated our help.

“I advised the mother to contact her car company and see if there’s a setting she can change so the doors don’t lock like that again.”

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