Tips to avoid the risk of children being locked in cars after 3 incidents in Milton Keynes in a 24 hour period

The first was at 2:58pm, yesterday (5/26) when crews were called to free a baby from a locked car on Ousebank Way, Stony Stratford.

An appliance and crew from West Ashland attended.

Firefighters attend to 3 incidents of babies locked in cars in 24 hours

The above teams were called to Livingstone Drive, Newlands, Milton Keynes, at 12:33 p.m.

An apparatus and team from Broughton assisted in freeing a 10-month-old baby who had been locked in a car.

And on Wednesday (5/25) at 5:24pm, a girl was released from a locked car on Stratford Road, Wolverton.

An apparatus and crew from Newport Pagnell attended.

Firefighters used small equipment to free the boy who had been locked in a car.

The AA offers advice to avoid the risk of children being locked in the car alone.

A spokesman said: “Central locking means it is too easy for little fingers to accidentally press the button and lock the car from the inside.

“Our heroes on the road go out to so many incidents, more than 1,400 in 2018, where they find a distraught father whose son is locked in the car.”

> Keep your keys with you at all times.

> Never give your children the keys to play in the car.

> Keep toddlers busy with toys and books while you load and unload the car.

> Double check that you have the keys before locking the car doors.

> Keep a spare set of keys at home or with your partner.

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