We are often called to deal with reports of dogs left in cars on hot days, and not always to police dogs left to die by their handlers (see previous posts). Sometimes we end up breaking into the vehicle to release the dog from a potential lingering death.
Very occasionally we get calls to cars which have very young children on board, some of the parents even end up getting arrested for child neglect as they don;t seem to think it might be a bad idea to leave an unattended baby or toddler in a Ã‚Â car.
Another case this week of the latter in Worksop, Nottinghamshire. (I used to go there during the miners’ strike).
Police were alerted to a baby lying in the rear foot well of an unattended car. They duly smashed the window causing Ã‚Â£200 of damage to rescue the child, only to find it was a doll.
Mind you, the doll was one of those trendy new ‘lifelike’ dolls. I seem to recall paying out Ã‚Â a very hefty sum for one such doll for one of my kids a while back. They do look much more like a real baby than your average Tiny Tears. I can just imagine the piss-taking back at the nick after that call.