Clitheroe firefighters rescue 14-month-old trapped in car

Firefighters rescued a child in Clitheroe this morning who had become trapped in a car.
Firefighters rescued a child in Clitheroe this morning who had become trapped in a car.
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Firefighters released a 14-month-old girl from a car this morning after she had become inadvertently locked in while her mum was de-icing it.


Police alerted a crew from Clitheroe Fire Station to the incident on Milton Avenue in Clitheroe at around 9-37am. They subsequently smashed the back window of the VW Beetle to release the child.

Clitheroe Fire Station crew manager Gary Hickling explained that the mum had placed her car keys in the foot well while she de-iced the car, but the car had then dead locked from inside. The mum couldn't find the spare set of keys and was forced to call the police.

Throughout the rescue the youngster was under minimal distress and was happily watching an episode of Peppa Pig on a neighbour's phone through the car window.

Following the incident, crew manager Hickling urged drivers to be careful.

"With the cold weather coming, please be careful when de-icing your car that you keep hold of your keys!" He said.