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Baby freed from car in Newbury

A two-month-old baby was trapped inside a hire car in Newbury after a mix-up between the child's parents

NEWBURY firefighters were called to help free a baby from a car this afternoon (Saturday) after a mix-up between the child's parents led to it being locked inside with the keys.

At about 2.10pm, a crew from Newbury was called to Andover Road to a black Vauxhall Astra hire car, where a two-month-old boy was trapped inside.

The incident had occurred as a result of a mix-up between the child's parents, who did not realise the keys were inside and that the car had a self-locking feature.

Crew manager for green watch, Sean Mienie, said the RAC was called as the fire crew did not want to smash the window, which he said could distress the child.

He added that on arrival, the RAC used tools to gain entry to the car and free the child.

Mr Mienie said the child was trapped inside for about half an hour overall, but that thankfully it was fast asleep and was not distressed by the incident.

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