Essex

Lhasa Apso dog locks itself in Mercedes Benz in Essex

Fire crews have freed a dog which locked itself inside its owner's Mercedes Benz.

The Lhasa Apso, named Holly, was reported trapped inside the car by the "worried" owner at about 13:00 BST.

Essex Fire and Rescue said the dog had jumped inside the car and triggered the remote locking system.

The fire brigade was called to Saltcoats Park, in South Woodham Ferrers, near Chelmsford, shortly after 13:00 BST.

'Happy ending'

The dog was freed at about 14:20.

Firefighter Steve Bonsor said the dog was "fine".

"We spent about 45 minutes trying to entice the dog from side to side hoping we could get it to hit the central locking button again," he said.

"But when that didn't work and we noticed the animal was getting a bit dehydrated, we had to smash a rear quarter light window to reach in safely and lift the door lock.

"It was a happy ending."

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