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Police Forced To Break Car Window To Rescue Two Children In Melbourne

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Police Forced To Break Car Window To Rescue Two Children In Melbourne

An Aussie mum has been charged after police were called to break her car window to rescue her two kids.

While it was only 25C degrees outside in Melbourne, officers reportedly recorded a temperature of around 60C degrees inside the vehicle.

According to 7News, there was a baby boy and a primary school-aged girl in the car when they were rescued in the city's southeast. Members of the public came across the two children sitting in the hot car yesterday afternoon and called triple zero.

Credit: 7News
Credit: 7News

Victoria Police released a statement, saying: "A 29-year-old woman will be charged after her two children - aged one and six - were left inside a locked car in Springvale.

"The children were taken to hospital as a precaution. She will be charged on summons and faces a possible penalty of a $4,000 fine or six months jail."

While you might think you're only dashing to the shops for a couple of minutes, leaving a loved one in a hot car can easily be fatal.

To prove just how warm it can be inside a car on a hot day, a Perth man decided to see if he could cook a 1.5kg slab of pork in his old vehicle.

Credit: Stu Pengelly/Facebook
Credit: Stu Pengelly/Facebook

Stu Pengelly chucked the slab of pork inside his Datsun Sunny and let it bake in the sun for a whopping 10 hours. He checked on it sporadically throughout the day and was absolutely gobsmacked when he saw how hot his little vehicle was getting on the inside.

In a Facebook post, Stu said: "My warning is do not leave anyone or anything precious to you in a hot car, not for a minute and if you do see kids or dogs in a hot car."

He added that on his Datsun, the 'tinted windows, door and window seals are shot and there is a big rust hole in the roof', which prevented the car from getting even hotter.


According to News Mail, it can take just six minutes inside a car where the temperature is more than 50 degrees for tragedy to strike.

So let this be a warning that not only could a fatality happen but you'll be hit with a massive fine or jail time if you're caught.

Featured Image Credit: 7News

Topics: Police, Weather, News, Australia

Stewart Perrie
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