Quick-thinking police rescue baby with coat hanger

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A BABY was rescued by police armed with coat hangers after being accidentally locked in his mother’s car.

Police Community Support Officer Lisa Lloyd and Police Community Support Supervisor Alan Fowler stepped in to help the woman at a retail park on Wombwell Lane, Barnsley, on Saturday.

South Yorkshire Police said the woman was ‘very worried’ about her five week-old son because it was a sunny day and had covered the rear window with clothing to block out the sun.

A police spokeswoman said: “PCSO Lisa Lloyd ran to a nearby shop to purchase some wire coat hangers that PCSS Alan Fowler used to gain entry to the vehicle.

“Alan joined together the wire coat hangers and from a one inch gap in the window he was able to retrieve the keys that were on the front passenger seat with the coat hangers.”

The pair were praised by Insp Julie Mitchell, who said: “Thanks to the quick thinking of Lisa and Alan, mother and baby were soon reunited.”