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Overheated hound set free when police smash window in Finsbury Park car

PUBLISHED: 15:08 21 July 2014 | UPDATED: 15:08 21 July 2014

Police smashed a car window to free the hot hound Pic: @MPSBrownswood

Police smashed a car window to free the hot hound Pic: @MPSBrownswood

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An overheated hound was freed from a car on the hottest day of the year after police smashed the vehicle’s window.

Officers were called to the Woodberry Down Estate, in Finsbury Park, on Friday - when temperatures hit 32C - after the dog had been seen skulking in the car’s footwell.

Sergeant Richard Berns, from the Brownswood team, said: “This dog was left in this car on the hottest day of the year with no water or ventilation. It has both now.

“That’s why I smashed the rear window, away from the dog, and the owner will pay for the damage. Not the taxpayer.”

The dog is thought to be doing well.

Anyone who sees a animal locked in a car can call 999.


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