Shoppers break into hot car in Birmingham to rescue 2-month-old baby 3 years ago

Shoppers break into hot car in Birmingham to rescue 2-month-old baby

As the heatwave continues in the UK, Worried passers-by broke into a hot car outside a supermarket to free a baby left inside.

The two-month-old was spotted in the parked car outside an Asda store in Barnes Hill, Birmingham on Thursday afternoon.

With temperatures reaching 30C and the infant's guardians nowhere to be found, shoppers made the decision to force their way into the car with the help of some of the store's staff.

Shoppers break into hot car in Birmingham to rescue 2-month-old baby

The little boy was freed and brought inside the shop by a security guard to be cooled down, reports The Birmingham Mail.

Emergency services were called and the baby was checked over by paramedics.

He was taken to hospital as a precaution.

Police said they spoke to his parent about the incident.

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"The parent of the baby have been spoken to and appropriate measures have been put in place to ensure the child is not at any risk," said West Midlands Police.

One of the members of the public who helped to rescue the baby took to Facebook to share her anger at the child's mother for leaving him in the car.

Shoppers break into hot car in Birmingham to rescue 2-month-old baby

"He was soaking wet as his so called mother was shopping in Asda for over one hour," wrote Jenna Langston in a post.

"I swear to God the ambulance, fire engine and police were there before she even came out."