A laughing toddler in Cornwall was rescued by hero firefighters after they battled free him from a locked car while he watched from the driver’s seat.
Little 14-month-old Brandon Emery was seen bearing a huge, adorable grin as he clutched the steering wheel of his mother’s Rover Streetwise after accidentally locking himself inside.
His mother, Kirsty Green, 27, described the rescue crews from Bude Community Fire Station, Cornwall, as ‘amazing’ and ‘a credit to the community’.
Green, from Bude, said she had been shopping with her young son in Lidl and had just unloaded the groceries into the boot of the car when Brandon managed to trap himself.
He’d been in the little child seat of the shopping trolley but it didn’t have any straps, so he kept trying to stand up while I was shopping,’ she said.
‘I decided to put him in the back of the car while I was unloading the shopping so he didn’t keep trying to stand up in the trolley.’
Green said she had absent-mindedly placed her car keys in the boot while she was loading the car, and realised she had forgotten to pick them up – when her son pushed down the central locks inside the car.
‘I was a bit panicky at first, wondering how I was going to get him out, but luckily a few other shoppers quickly came to help me out, and one lady working in Lidl phoned 101,’ she said.