Photo: John Wilson with daughter Lilly

Wilson Autobodies director, John Wilson has hailed his team after helping save a six month old baby which had become trapped in a locked car.

John Wilson of Wilson Autobodies was on the school run on Wednesday afternoon (November 25) when he received a call to tell him a young child had somehow been accidentally locked in their parents car at Tesco in Kew.

Springing into action John called one of his employees who was immediately dispatched to the car – managing to pick the lock in under ten minutes.

By the time John arrived on scene the baby was being removed from the car and back into the arms of a very grateful mother.

Speaking to our reporter, a relieved John said: “I got a phone call shortly before 3pm from the supermarket security guard to say that a baby was stuck in the back of a car!

“I was on the school run at the time so I sent one the of the lads down and we picked the lock, got in and had the baby rescued within ten minutes!

It was an emergency situation and to be honest I just panicked.

“As a father myself you feel so connected to incidents like this. Accidents such as this could happen at any time and you can’t begin to imagine how worried the mum was!

“Obviously the baby’s mum wanted to pay us for opening the car but we didn’t accept it

“We were just happy that the baby was safe and well and we got the job done as quickly as possible!

“It was a scary situation which made me panic initially – I didn’t really appreciate how upsetting it was until afterwards and the relief when we managed to get the car open was incredible.”

Story courtesy of OTSnews & Ollie Cowan (Champion)


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