Police who smashed a campervan window to rescue a Golden Labrador that was locked inside are not compensating the driver for the damages.
Greater attended a call at around 1.15pm on Sunday afternoon after concerns were raised for the welfare of the dog trapped inside the vehicle.
Officers at the scene broke the window to the campervan to rescue the dog, who has now been returned to its owner, which a member of the public indicated had been trapped inside for three days.
However, the MailOnline understands that the dog had only been inside the van for a few hours and police were unable to determine this at the time.
GMP have since said they will not be compensating the driver for the smashed window and that their actions ‘were appropriate’ and they ‘would take the same action in similar circumstances again’.
A Golden Labrador was reportedly left locked inside a campervan before police smashed open a window to rescue it
Police attended a call at around 1.15pm on Sunday afternoon after concerns were raised for the welfare of a dog in a vehicle
Reports suggested there were no windows open and that no people had been seen in or around the van since it had been abandoned
The owner has not requested this and has commented that he believed the actions of the police to be appropriate.
Officers at the scene broke the window to the campervan to rescue the dog following after a concerns were raised for its welfare.
Reports suggested there were no windows open and that no people had been seen in or around the van since it had been abandoned.
Temperatures reached up to 23C in parts of Manchester on Sunday, according to the .
Chief Inspector of Neighbourhoods in CoM Central Chris Boyd, said after the incident: ‘It is just not acceptable to allow a dog to be in a vehicle on their own for even a couple of hours.
‘When we found him, real madrid drakt there were no open windows and, with it being quite warm today, this could have ended up a disaster.
‘Dogs don’t respond to the heat like humans do and as such, this lovely dog could have overheated.
‘Even leaving a window open or a bowl of water is not good enough.Just don’t leave your dog on it’s own in a vehicle.
‘If you are planning on being away from your vehicle, then don’t take the risk and leave your dog at home.’