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Child freed from locked car in Aldeburgh

PUBLISHED: 22:57 13 September 2017 | UPDATED: 22:57 13 September 2017

Firefighters were sent to the scene. File picture: PHIL MORLEY

Firefighters were sent to the scene. File picture: PHIL MORLEY

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Firefighters stepped in to help today after a child was locked in a car along with the keys.

A crew from Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service was alerted to the incident in Aldeburgh just before 2.50pm.

The team from Aldeburgh Fire Station used a specialist tool to get into the car and free the child.

The incident was under control after 10 minutes.

A spokesman for the bridge said: “Aldeburgh were alerted to the incident to find a child and keys locked in the car. Using the Big Easy tool we managed to gain access retrieve the keys and release the child.

“Aldeburgh then returned to station.”

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