Baby trapped in car outside Wigan house rescued by firefighters

A baby had to be rescued by the fire service after becoming trapped in a car outside a Wigan house.

Sunday, 23rd June 2019, 8:51 am
Updated Sunday, 23rd June 2019, 9:51 am
Firefighters rescued a baby trapped in a car

The tiny girl, who was just a few months old, had been placed into the vehicle by her mother at an address just off Gidlow Lane at around 8pm on Saturday.

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Firefighters were called to the distressing incident and managed to get the youngster out in around 10 minutes.

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They managed to get the door open slightly and then retrieved the keys from inside without damaging the vehicle.

The baby was given a quick check-over but was absolutely fine, despite being rather shocked by the experience.

Crew manager Simon Connor said: "Both baby and mum were getting quite upset and distressed and it was also quite a warm day, so they called for us.

"We gave the baby a drink and she came round. She was quite happy when we left."

Fire crews were at the scene for around 15 minutes.