Dog saved from scorching heat at Retail Park
A video showing a man smashing a car window in Newbury Retail Park to rescue a dog from scorching temperatures on Monday has gone viral after it was posted on social media.
The video, posted by Samantha Heaver, has been shared on both Lad Bible and the Daily Mail online.
Samantha wrote on Facebook: "Her car was there before we pulled up. The alarm kept going off when we went to Currys.
"Ed looked in and the dog was panting trying to get out of the inches of open window.
"Waited for five minutes then smashed the window. She still hadn't arrived back. Police were getting lunch in M&S so the guy told him what he had done.
"Ten mins later she came out of Currys with NOTHING so obviously that was essential. The dog was taken to the vets by an officer.
"I said [to the owner], "Would you leave her in the car?" She tried to say she had been 20 minutes. More like 45. She's been reported."
A Thames Valley Police spokesman told the Sun: "A member of the public did smash a car window to get a dog out of a car.
"Two of our PCSOs attended, the dog was taken by one of the PCSOs for a check over.
"The owner of the vehicle returned and was given advice."