Man smashes car window with an AXE to rescue Yorkshire Terrier

Dramatic moment man smashes car window with an AXE to rescue Yorkshire Terrier trapped inside for 45 minutes during 97F heatwave after its owner went shopping Panting Yorkshire Terrier was spotted on the back seat of VW Golf in 34C  Rescue happened at the Newbury Retail Park in Berkshire on Monday afternoon Police officers buying lunch at a nearby M&S were called over by onlookers 

By Amie Gordon For Mailonline

Published: 11:48 BST, 13 August 2020 | Updated: 12:02 BST, 13 August 2020

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A dog locked inside a car in searing 34C temperatures was rescued by a passerby who smashed the windows using an axe. 

Onlookers spotted the dog panting on the back seat of the VW Golf at the Newbury Retail Park in Berkshire as the country sweltered in a heatwave.

Bystanders filmed footage of the rescue as the owners shopped in a nearby Currys PC World. 

Onlookers spotted the dog panting on the back seat of the VW Golf at the Newbury Retail Park in Berkshire as the country sweltered in a heatwave

Onlookers spotted the dog panting on the back seat of the VW Golf at the Newbury Retail Park in Berkshire as the country sweltered in a heatwave

The video, which has amassed some 30,000 views on Facebook, shows the man using the axe to smash the front passenger window

The video, which has amassed some 30,000 views on Facebook, shows the man using the axe to smash the front passenger window

Bystanders filmed footage of the rescue as the owners shopped in a nearby Currys PC World

Bystanders filmed footage of the rescue as the owners shopped in a nearby Currys PC World

The man who carried out the rescue has since been hailed a 'hero' on social media. 

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