Thanks to police who saved baby locked in Woolston car

Thanks to police who saved baby locked in Woolston car

Thanks to police who saved baby locked in Woolston car

First published in News

LOCKING yourself out of your car is a mistake many of us had made - but what if a three month old baby was in the vehicle?

That was a nightmare situation faced by Woolston great grandma Joan Deane, of Greymist Avenue.

She had been shopping with Lewis, who was sat happily in the back of her new Renault.

After placing her car keys on the parcel shelf while she put shopping in the boot, Joan walked round to the driver’s seat to find the car was locked.

She said: “I must have touched something on the car, as I heard it click.

“I didn’t know who to contact as there was no one else around and I only had one key.

“I was worried the baby would get too warm, so I rang the police.”

Holly Jones, Lewis’s mum, was also called by pensioner Joan during the incident on Thursday afternoon.

“I was taking my daughter swimming and I rang nan to say, can you come and get us,” said Holly, of Bibby Avenue, Bruche.

“We were playing for ages, so I rang her again and she said we have got a situation.

“When I got there I was like, oh my God is he ok, but he was just laughing.”

PC Lee Ferris, of Warrington East NPU, came to the rescue 10 minutes later after receiving a 999 call.

He said: “I got a call to say a baby was trapped inside a vehicle.

“There were several family members around the vehicle and the passenger window was open slightly.

“One of the people had a coat hanger and a piece of cane.

“I strapped them together and managed to snag the keys.

“We managed to get the baby out with no problems - it was a freak accident.”

The neighbourhood officer added Lewis was never at risk.

Joan added: “They came and the officer was really good.

“I was relieved when they got Lewis out.

Holly added: “Lewis wasn’t in any harm, and he had no clue what was going on, but I was relieved when the police officer got him out.

“I’d really like to say thank you to the police for their help, and my nan is going to take them a card to give to the officer.”

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8:20am Fri 29 Aug 14

richiepooh says...

Funny, its police are happy to promote this in what "for other people would be classed as an abuse of the 999 system". This was not an emergency nor was there any immediate risk.

This is not a criticism of the family who no doubt were in flap but the police who need to get their stance straight on what is 999 and what is not if they expect us to also.

every year we get told of xxx number of calls for cats stuck up tree's and the public get an ear bashing for not using the 999 service properly.
like this


Yet they fail to promote the correct 101 sufficiently its a simple campaign the 101 service which has been in operation for 3 years. Most don't know of it, even though I'm aware I still had to goole to confirm what the number was...its a sham!

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Funny, its police are happy to promote this in what "for other people would be classed as an abuse of the 999 system". This was not an emergency nor was there any immediate risk. This is not a criticism of the family who no doubt were in flap but the police who need to get their stance straight on what is 999 and what is not if they expect us to also. every year we get told of xxx number of calls for cats stuck up tree's and the public get an ear bashing for not using the 999 service properly. like this Yet they fail to promote the correct 101 sufficiently its a simple campaign the 101 service which has been in operation for 3 years. Most don't know of it, even though I'm aware I still had to goole to confirm what the number was...its a sham! http://www.warringto nguardian.co.uk/news /11258054.Bizarre_99 9_calls_revealed/ http://www.warringto nguardian.co.uk/arch ive/2014/08/20/11419 410.Halton_residents _urged_to_think_befo re_dialing_999_over_ the_bank_holiday_wee kend/ richiepooh
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9:07am Fri 29 Aug 14

The Maestro says...

How do you know the lady rang 999? She may have rang 101 and given the fact a child was trapped te police decided to treat it as an emergency call. There is also no mention the officer did use his blues and twos either.
How do you know the lady rang 999? She may have rang 101 and given the fact a child was trapped te police decided to treat it as an emergency call. There is also no mention the officer did use his blues and twos either. The Maestro
  • Score: 0

9:42am Fri 29 Aug 14

ChrisNJ says...

The Maestro wrote:
How do you know the lady rang 999? She may have rang 101 and given the fact a child was trapped te police decided to treat it as an emergency call. There is also no mention the officer did use his blues and twos either.
Some peoples stupidity is beyond me, if u cared to read the article you will see the following quote;

"PC Lee Ferris, of Warrington East NPU, came to the rescue 10 minutes later after receiving a 999 call"
[quote][p][bold]The Maestro[/bold] wrote: How do you know the lady rang 999? She may have rang 101 and given the fact a child was trapped te police decided to treat it as an emergency call. There is also no mention the officer did use his blues and twos either.[/p][/quote]Some peoples stupidity is beyond me, if u cared to read the article you will see the following quote; "PC Lee Ferris, of Warrington East NPU, came to the rescue 10 minutes later after receiving a 999 call" ChrisNJ
  • Score: 6

11:30am Fri 29 Aug 14

The Maestro says...

ChrisNJ wrote:
The Maestro wrote:
How do you know the lady rang 999? She may have rang 101 and given the fact a child was trapped te police decided to treat it as an emergency call. There is also no mention the officer did use his blues and twos either.
Some peoples stupidity is beyond me, if u cared to read the article you will see the following quote;

"PC Lee Ferris, of Warrington East NPU, came to the rescue 10 minutes later after receiving a 999 call"
Thanks for pointing that out I re read the article again with my glasses on! If you wish to talk stupidity I suggest you look at your grammar and spelling first
[quote][p][bold]ChrisNJ[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Maestro[/bold] wrote: How do you know the lady rang 999? She may have rang 101 and given the fact a child was trapped te police decided to treat it as an emergency call. There is also no mention the officer did use his blues and twos either.[/p][/quote]Some peoples stupidity is beyond me, if u cared to read the article you will see the following quote; "PC Lee Ferris, of Warrington East NPU, came to the rescue 10 minutes later after receiving a 999 call"[/p][/quote]Thanks for pointing that out I re read the article again with my glasses on! If you wish to talk stupidity I suggest you look at your grammar and spelling first The Maestro
  • Score: 10
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