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Quick-Thinking Officers Rescue Locked-In Baby

Monday April 15 2013


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TWO police support officers used their ingenuity to rescue a baby accidentally locked in a car near Stairfoot.

Lisa Lloyd and Alan Fowler turned up at Wombwell Lane retail park on Saturday afternoon to find a Barnsley mum in distress after accidentally locking in her five-week-old son.

The keys to the vehicle were on the front passenger seat and the woman, in her 20s, was worried because it was a sunny day and was afraid it was getting too hot inside.

She had already covered the rear window with clothing to block out the sun when the two officers arrived.

Quick-thinking Lisa ran to a nearby shop and bought some wire coat hangers, which Alan used to get into the vehicle by joining together the wire coat hangers and hooking the keys through a one inch gap in the open window.

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Reply Posted by june on Tuesday April 16 2013 at 10:34
quick thinking on mums part with coat hangers glad it ended well .

Reply Posted by king louis on Thursday April 18 2013 at 21:14
that's great, I saw two police support officers struggle to open a Mars bar, so their training is obviously improving

Reply Posted by anna on Thursday April 18 2013 at 21:14
the officers was very lucky to get wire coat hangers as not many places sell them now xxx

Reply Posted by allan machen on Thursday April 18 2013 at 21:28
y dident they just put window thro that would av been quicker than running round for coat hangers and wire cutters

Reply Posted by Sandra on Thursday April 18 2013 at 21:38
Well done to the police officers. ( it wasn't the mum that got the coat hanger it was the Lisa). My nephew is a pcso and he does a bloody good job. He's had 2 commendations , one for saving someone's life. So please don't disrespect the job these people do!

Reply Posted by sharrom on Thursday April 18 2013 at 23:09
Put window through with a 5 wk old baby inside????

Reply Posted by mark on Friday April 19 2013 at 00:54
im not pointing a finger at the mother at all but how the hell did this happen? with central locking this is a very hard mistake to make? if it the cars fault the manufacurer need to be informed.

Reply Posted by Marcia on Friday April 19 2013 at 06:41
Well done Lisa and Alan! I am sure worried mum and baby were truly thankful

Reply Posted by Marcia on Friday April 19 2013 at 06:42
Well done Lisa and Alan! I am sure worried mum and baby were truly thankful

Reply Posted by John on Friday April 19 2013 at 07:54
Some cars have a auto lock feature that's how it could have happened...it's usually after 30 seconds.

Reply Posted by Del on Friday April 19 2013 at 16:25
Not all if us can afford cars with control locking so it is easily done with older models and no mother in there right mind would brake window with a baby inside for fear of it hitting the baby.

Reply Posted by Amy on Saturday April 20 2013 at 12:07
Putting a window through isn't beat idea wi a 5 week old baby in it, last resort but glad it was sorted safely

Reply Posted by Pat on Saturday April 20 2013 at 12:25
Glad it all turned out well ! Good job done by all less of the negativity with silly remarks above we all make mistakes the lady was probably rushing as any new mum would :-)

Reply Posted by Lau on Saturday April 20 2013 at 12:36
Everyone is so quick to judge. That poor mum must have been terrified. Glad all ended well :) xx