Police are forced to smash car window to rescue 'distressed' baby
Police are forced to smash car window to rescue crying and ‘distressed’ baby who was locked inside vehicle alone at car boot sale
- Police arrived to find the baby in a ‘distressed’ state in a Cornwall car park
- The infant’s parents were later given ‘strong words of advice’ by police officers
Police officers smashed the windows of a car parked in the sun after a crying baby was spotted locked inside.
Officers were called following concerns for the welfare of the infant after they were spotted by at a car boot in Truro, Cornwall, at around 1pm on Monday.
Police arrived to find the baby in a ‘distressed’ state and had to resort to smashing the windows to free the child.
The parents were later given ‘strong words of advice’, a police statement said.
A witness told CornwallLive: ‘A passerby saw the baby in the car. It was hot and sunny, no windows were opened, the baby was hot and crying so the staff were called to the car and the police were called and smashed the window.
Officers were called following concerns for the welfare of the infant after they were spotted by a member of the public at a car boot in Truro
‘The baby was okay after a cuddle from the police lady. It was nearly an hour by this time and then the mother turned up and the police took all her details. It’s bad enough dogs left in cars but a baby its horrific.’
A spokesperson for Devon and Cornwall Police added: ‘Police were called at around 1pm yesterday to Truro car boot sale, following concerns for the welfare of a child, believed to be around a year old, who had been left in a car and was in distress.
‘Officers attended and broke a window to access the vehicle and free the child.
‘A parent of the child returned soon after and was given strong words of advice in relation to this matter. Enquiries continue into this matter.’
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