Officers Rescue Toddler who was Accidently Locked Inside a Car
Yesterday afternoon, PC Neil Robinson and PC Graeme Danks were called to The Ship Inn in Saltburn after a 2 year old girl had accidently been locked inside a car.
With it being the hottest day of the year, the officers raced to the pub car park and quickly located the vehicle where the little girl, Darcy, had accidently been locked inside.
PC Robinson used his baton to smash the car window and PC Danks fished the keys from the parcel shelf of the boot to open the car.
Darcy was then brought to safety, unharmed and given back to her mum.
PC Neil Robinson, who is due to retire next week after 24 years of police service said: “Our main priority was the safety of the girl and we had to act quickly to get the child out of the car.
“Thankfully we managed to get there within two minutes as we were already on route to another job and the girl’s mum was so happy when we brought her daughter to safety.”
Darcy’s mum, Georgia Murphy, said: “I had used the key fob to put all the windows down in the car due to the heat to allow air to circulate within the car.
“Due to the hoverflies buzzing around, I was rushing and placed Darcy in her car seat and used the fob to put the windows up to stop them going near her.
When I closed the door the car had auto locked with the keys inside.
I didn’t know the car could do this without me locking it myself.
“It was a scary ordeal and very distressing not being able to get into the car to comfort Darcy who was extremely upset. I am so thankful the police arrived so quickly to help bring my daughter to safety.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank the staff from The Ship Inn who helped us clean the glass from the car and provided us with water.”