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The moment hero police officer smashes car window to rescue dog from a baking hot car Featured

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Published in Malmesbury Newspapers
Wednesday, 12 June 2019 01:06
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A POLICE officer used his baton to smash through a car window to rescue a dog trapped in a baking hot vehicle.

Wiltshire Police released video of the rescue in a warning to drivers against leaving animals in cars on hot days.

PC Martyn Powell said he had been called in the south of the county to reports of a dog left in a car for a number of hours last week.

"Although the windows were opened a slightly, the dog didn’t have any water and had become tangled on their lead restricting their movement within the vehicle. I was concerned for the welfare of the dog and I took the decision to smash the window of the car to free the dog," he said.

The "remorseful" owner was said to have agreed to donate £50 to the Dog's Trust.

PC Powell said on the day of the rescue it was 21C, with the temperature inside the car likely to be over 40C: "Prolonged exposure to this temperature can be dangerous to people but more so to our pets. Please make sure that you consider your pet's welfare."

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