Strife of Riley: Fire service rescue toddler as he locks mum out of house

Dorset Echo: BOLT JOLT: Riley Lowe at the door BOLT JOLT: Riley Lowe at the door

A TODDLER got more than he bargained for when he played a joke on his mum.

Two-year-old Riley Lowe locked his mum out of the house while she was hanging washing in the garden.

The youngster was then unable to let her back in and his panicked mum had to call the fire service to get back in.

Riley bolted the door behind mum Hayley Kerr, 25, and became trapped inside the house on Harbour View Road, Portland.

One fire crew from Portland attended the scene yesterday after receiving a call from the worried mother.

Hayley said: “I had gone out to hang out washing but before I knew it Riley had bolted the lock shut on the door to our flat and locked himself in.

“He panicked and started crying because he could hear me but couldn’t see me and couldn’t get back out.

“I rang my mum first of all and then the fire service – I felt so embarrassed because it wasn’t a major fire but I didn’t know what else to do.

“The firefighters arrived so quickly – one stayed by the letterbox with me talking to Riley while others went round the back of the house and got through the bathroom window.

“I felt so embarrassed about the whole thing but the firefighters were so efficient and worked really hard to get Riley out, so I want to say a very big thank you to them.

“Obviously Riley thought it was just a game but I’m hoping nothing like this ever happens again.

“The firefighters said incidents like these are more common than people think.”

A Dorset Fire and Rescue spokesman said one fire crew was called to Harbour View Road when the mum went to get some washing from the line a young child shut the door on the inside and bolted it.

The spokesman added: “Crews turned up and got in through a bathroom window.

“We were called at 11.53am and left the scene just after midday after ensuring the child was safe.

“When someone of any age becomes stuck in a property it is quite a serious incident because if there is a fire in that property they will be trapped.

“We didn’t want anything to happen inside the property to him.”

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9:59am Fri 6 Dec 13

terra firma says...

An Echo reporter with a sense of humour. Whatever next?
Love the title Tara. Well done
An Echo reporter with a sense of humour. Whatever next? Love the title Tara. Well done terra firma

10:41am Fri 6 Dec 13

IslandJim1 says...

Could a friend, family or neighbour not have got through the bathroom window instead of a fireman! It was hardly a life or death situation, plus who has low level dead bolts if there's a terrible 2 in the house. I hope Miss Kerr feels compelled to donate some money to the Portland Reserve Fire Brigade, perhaps the same amount a lock smith would charge to get in a locked door (presuming the dead bolt is on the rear garden door and the front was locked). I don't doubt this was "distressing" but it did not warrant a 999 call!
Could a friend, family or neighbour not have got through the bathroom window instead of a fireman! It was hardly a life or death situation, plus who has low level dead bolts if there's a terrible 2 in the house. I hope Miss Kerr feels compelled to donate some money to the Portland Reserve Fire Brigade, perhaps the same amount a lock smith would charge to get in a locked door (presuming the dead bolt is on the rear garden door and the front was locked). I don't doubt this was "distressing" but it did not warrant a 999 call! IslandJim1

12:52pm Fri 6 Dec 13

hevski says...

Islandjim1, I think you should consider that you probably would have done the same in the situation. The first concern would be to get your child out as quickly as possible not leave them there frightened while you check if your neighbours or friends can pop round! The fire brigade are there for these kinds of situations too, not just life or death situations as you dramatically put it...
Islandjim1, I think you should consider that you probably would have done the same in the situation. The first concern would be to get your child out as quickly as possible not leave them there frightened while you check if your neighbours or friends can pop round! The fire brigade are there for these kinds of situations too, not just life or death situations as you dramatically put it... hevski

1:08pm Fri 6 Dec 13

IslandJim1 says...

hevski wrote:
Islandjim1, I think you should consider that you probably would have done the same in the situation. The first concern would be to get your child out as quickly as possible not leave them there frightened while you check if your neighbours or friends can pop round! The fire brigade are there for these kinds of situations too, not just life or death situations as you dramatically put it...
I had considered it before my first comment...my consideration being that common sense dictates that all ways for a small child to lock a door should have been removed (as has been done in my home and my parent and grandparents before me). And the fire brigade are not there for these kind of situations (although I know they would have been more than happy to help), as mentioned above a LOCK SMITH is who deals with these situations. A frightened child will make a fuss, but as Miss Kerr was happy to leave him in there in the first place, that there was nothing imminently dangerous e in the house to worry about. I will concede that different circumstances may have called for more drastic measures e.g of the hob was on, but personally if that was the case the child would not have been left unattended in the first place. And I don't see how me stating that the emergency services are there for life or death circumstances is putting it dramatical, I'm pretty sure I'm just putting it how it is?
[quote][p][bold]hevski[/bold] wrote: Islandjim1, I think you should consider that you probably would have done the same in the situation. The first concern would be to get your child out as quickly as possible not leave them there frightened while you check if your neighbours or friends can pop round! The fire brigade are there for these kinds of situations too, not just life or death situations as you dramatically put it...[/p][/quote]I had considered it before my first comment...my consideration being that common sense dictates that all ways for a small child to lock a door should have been removed (as has been done in my home and my parent and grandparents before me). And the fire brigade are not there for these kind of situations (although I know they would have been more than happy to help), as mentioned above a LOCK SMITH is who deals with these situations. A frightened child will make a fuss, but as Miss Kerr was happy to leave him in there in the first place, that there was nothing imminently dangerous e in the house to worry about. I will concede that different circumstances may have called for more drastic measures e.g of the hob was on, but personally if that was the case the child would not have been left unattended in the first place. And I don't see how me stating that the emergency services are there for life or death circumstances is putting it dramatical, I'm pretty sure I'm just putting it how it is? IslandJim1

1:32pm Fri 6 Dec 13

hevski says...

And I'm pretty sure you don't need to make rude comments about something you weren't there to witness. I fully know what happened for reasons you don't need to find out. Everyone will deal with something differently so there's no point whinging about it. PS I know what a LOCKSMITH is, but cheers anyway
And I'm pretty sure you don't need to make rude comments about something you weren't there to witness. I fully know what happened for reasons you don't need to find out. Everyone will deal with something differently so there's no point whinging about it. PS I know what a LOCKSMITH is, but cheers anyway hevski

1:34pm Fri 6 Dec 13

shy talk says...

“Toddler caught on CCTV locking his mother outside again”
“Toddler caught on CCTV locking his mother outside again” shy talk

2:28pm Fri 6 Dec 13

IslandJim1 says...

hevski wrote:
And I'm pretty sure you don't need to make rude comments about something you weren't there to witness. I fully know what happened for reasons you don't need to find out. Everyone will deal with something differently so there's no point whinging about it. PS I know what a LOCKSMITH is, but cheers anyway
Rude? I dont know which part of my comment you have perceived as rude or whinging, but I'm sure if your reading as written and not just assuming I'm trying to have an argument with you, or a moan, it is neither intended to be or reads as rude. Neither have I questioned your knowledge of what a Lock Smith is, capitols are used to highlight the point, not question your intelligence. Good for you if you know "fully what happened", I don't recall asking if you did, so if you don't want to share that's fine, I shall continue to base my comments on the storey above which is of a child who was left inside, was able to lock a door, and was "rescued" (implying his life was in danger, although it seems not to have been) by the Fire Service, who I will again praise for being only to happy to help, but also again question whether it was necessary for them to be there. Yours sincerely, A person writing polite/respectful comments, based on my own views and the information in the story above,
[quote][p][bold]hevski[/bold] wrote: And I'm pretty sure you don't need to make rude comments about something you weren't there to witness. I fully know what happened for reasons you don't need to find out. Everyone will deal with something differently so there's no point whinging about it. PS I know what a LOCKSMITH is, but cheers anyway[/p][/quote]Rude? I dont know which part of my comment you have perceived as rude or whinging, but I'm sure if your reading as written and not just assuming I'm trying to have an argument with you, or a moan, it is neither intended to be or reads as rude. Neither have I questioned your knowledge of what a Lock Smith is, capitols are used to highlight the point, not question your intelligence. Good for you if you know "fully what happened", I don't recall asking if you did, so if you don't want to share that's fine, I shall continue to base my comments on the storey above which is of a child who was left inside, was able to lock a door, and was "rescued" (implying his life was in danger, although it seems not to have been) by the Fire Service, who I will again praise for being only to happy to help, but also again question whether it was necessary for them to be there. Yours sincerely, A person writing polite/respectful comments, based on my own views and the information in the story above, IslandJim1

2:57pm Fri 6 Dec 13

hevski says...

And I don't recall asking for an essay but I got one anyway. Yours sincerely, a person who is only stating the truth and can't help if it hurts.
And I don't recall asking for an essay but I got one anyway. Yours sincerely, a person who is only stating the truth and can't help if it hurts. hevski

3:26pm Fri 6 Dec 13

IslandJim1 says...

hevski wrote:
And I don't recall asking for an essay but I got one anyway. Yours sincerely, a person who is only stating the truth and can't help if it hurts.
Well done, a completely pointless comment, hinting that you are probably to close to this story to see reason or just unable to have a meaningful discussion with someone who is sharing there views on a subject. May I point out you have shared no truths, and what am I supposed to be hurting at? If anything I'm just amused at your child like comments, suggesting your completely oblivious or just ignorant of what is a serious subject, just the other week a program about how the Ambulance service is at full stretch because of the amount of needless call outs they get, and unfortunately in my view this story highlights that. If there are underlying reasons why every second counted in this "rescue" then you will need to share your knowledge of the situation to explain to people why, until then I can only assume the story is correct and it was simply the judgement of a panicking mother that lead to a 999 call, for a door that wouldn't open. I'm sorry if the amount of words here offends you, but as you clearly fail to grasp from your comment above, you have to use lots of words to make a proper point. #Truth Hurts!
[quote][p][bold]hevski[/bold] wrote: And I don't recall asking for an essay but I got one anyway. Yours sincerely, a person who is only stating the truth and can't help if it hurts.[/p][/quote]Well done, a completely pointless comment, hinting that you are probably to close to this story to see reason or just unable to have a meaningful discussion with someone who is sharing there views on a subject. May I point out you have shared no truths, and what am I supposed to be hurting at? If anything I'm just amused at your child like comments, suggesting your completely oblivious or just ignorant of what is a serious subject, just the other week a program about how the Ambulance service is at full stretch because of the amount of needless call outs they get, and unfortunately in my view this story highlights that. If there are underlying reasons why every second counted in this "rescue" then you will need to share your knowledge of the situation to explain to people why, until then I can only assume the story is correct and it was simply the judgement of a panicking mother that lead to a 999 call, for a door that wouldn't open. I'm sorry if the amount of words here offends you, but as you clearly fail to grasp from your comment above, you have to use lots of words to make a proper point. #Truth Hurts! IslandJim1

3:49pm Fri 6 Dec 13

hevski says...

Ok, you've made your point and if anyone's being childish here it's you because you are the one who keeps going on and on. Leave it at that or write another ridiculous response....
Ok, you've made your point and if anyone's being childish here it's you because you are the one who keeps going on and on. Leave it at that or write another ridiculous response.... hevski

3:57pm Fri 6 Dec 13

Hayleyk88 says...

As for all the above I would just like to say that was the most scary moment of my life! I was totally alone and I panicked! I'd do anything for my little boy and I'm just glad that he's safe and nothing more serious happens. I also watch the program's featuring the emergency services and I appreciate the time and money that goes into providing them. However I was reassured that I had done totally the right thing by the firemen who themselves class this as an emergency, especially when a child is involved. One things for sure the lock has gone and I won't ever under estimate my little boy again!!
As for all the above I would just like to say that was the most scary moment of my life! I was totally alone and I panicked! I'd do anything for my little boy and I'm just glad that he's safe and nothing more serious happens. I also watch the program's featuring the emergency services and I appreciate the time and money that goes into providing them. However I was reassured that I had done totally the right thing by the firemen who themselves class this as an emergency, especially when a child is involved. One things for sure the lock has gone and I won't ever under estimate my little boy again!! Hayleyk88

4:12pm Fri 6 Dec 13

IslandJim1 says...

hevski wrote:
Ok, you've made your point and if anyone's being childish here it's you because you are the one who keeps going on and on. Leave it at that or write another ridiculous response....
I think to anyone reading this thread its very clear to see where the ridiculous comments are coming from. I'm happy with the point I've been making and "going on" is kind of how a discussion works, you are the one who's deeming it necessary to keep replying, even though you have nothing relevant to say on the topic at hand, which again points out that you are probably to close to this story and are taking my comments personally, and unfortunately you are not coming across very well by doing so. I will leave it here as you have given nothing else to discuss, I don't expect you to reply, but if you do I hope it is more constructive than your last 3 attempts. I do hope Riley is OK as it must have been distressing, but still think people should think before calling 999 if it really isn't necessary!
[quote][p][bold]hevski[/bold] wrote: Ok, you've made your point and if anyone's being childish here it's you because you are the one who keeps going on and on. Leave it at that or write another ridiculous response....[/p][/quote]I think to anyone reading this thread its very clear to see where the ridiculous comments are coming from. I'm happy with the point I've been making and "going on" is kind of how a discussion works, you are the one who's deeming it necessary to keep replying, even though you have nothing relevant to say on the topic at hand, which again points out that you are probably to close to this story and are taking my comments personally, and unfortunately you are not coming across very well by doing so. I will leave it here as you have given nothing else to discuss, I don't expect you to reply, but if you do I hope it is more constructive than your last 3 attempts. I do hope Riley is OK as it must have been distressing, but still think people should think before calling 999 if it really isn't necessary! IslandJim1

4:35pm Fri 6 Dec 13

hevski says...

No, I just don't think people should get involved when they know nothing about it. But apparently any crap thats put in the echo is a topic for debate no matter how petty it is. Not constructive enough for you? Oh well, I'll get over it.
No, I just don't think people should get involved when they know nothing about it. But apparently any crap thats put in the echo is a topic for debate no matter how petty it is. Not constructive enough for you? Oh well, I'll get over it. hevski

4:36pm Fri 6 Dec 13

nudie says...

Having a 2 yr old locked in a house/flat is very unsafe. Calling the fire brigade is the safest way to deal with this. A lock smith could take hrs to get there and the child could of got hurt in this time. If you have a child you learn the hard way. This is what life is all about. You learn things.This is her fist child.She has learnt and it wont happen again to her,plus being in the local paper helps other mums/dads what can happen when you have your first child.
Having a 2 yr old locked in a house/flat is very unsafe. Calling the fire brigade is the safest way to deal with this. A lock smith could take hrs to get there and the child could of got hurt in this time. If you have a child you learn the hard way. This is what life is all about. You learn things.This is her fist child.She has learnt and it wont happen again to her,plus being in the local paper helps other mums/dads what can happen when you have your first child. nudie

4:37pm Fri 6 Dec 13

Hayleyk88 says...

I did think before calling 999. It's not a decision I made lightly. As I stated before. I was told by a fireman they were the appropriate people to call!
I did think before calling 999. It's not a decision I made lightly. As I stated before. I was told by a fireman they were the appropriate people to call! Hayleyk88

4:51pm Fri 6 Dec 13

IslandJim1 says...

hevski wrote:
No, I just don't think people should get involved when they know nothing about it. But apparently any crap thats put in the echo is a topic for debate no matter how petty it is. Not constructive enough for you? Oh well, I'll get over it.
Im sorry to burst your bubble but by publishing the story in a Regional news paper you (not you personal but the subject) are asking for people to get involved, to have an opinion and to voice that option, once again I have had to explain a fundamental of society to you, the whole point of publishing a story in a news paper is to put it into the public domain for debate, which is what I am doing. I'm also sorry that you feel this storey is crap and petty (probably not what you meant, but it is what you've written). And honestly, no, still not very constructive from you, more just angry, confused and naive.
Thanks to Hayley for commenting on her own story, your right, never underestimate a 2 year old, I hope he has not got any more surprises for you up his sleeves! I would not expect anything but support from our local fire department, for you or anyone in distress, its a good job they take any call in there stride!
[quote][p][bold]hevski[/bold] wrote: No, I just don't think people should get involved when they know nothing about it. But apparently any crap thats put in the echo is a topic for debate no matter how petty it is. Not constructive enough for you? Oh well, I'll get over it.[/p][/quote]Im sorry to burst your bubble but by publishing the story in a Regional news paper you (not you personal but the subject) are asking for people to get involved, to have an opinion and to voice that option, once again I have had to explain a fundamental of society to you, the whole point of publishing a story in a news paper is to put it into the public domain for debate, which is what I am doing. I'm also sorry that you feel this storey is crap and petty (probably not what you meant, but it is what you've written). And honestly, no, still not very constructive from you, more just angry, confused and naive. Thanks to Hayley for commenting on her own story, your right, never underestimate a 2 year old, I hope he has not got any more surprises for you up his sleeves! I would not expect anything but support from our local fire department, for you or anyone in distress, its a good job they take any call in there stride! IslandJim1

7:56pm Fri 6 Dec 13

westbaywonder says...

Love these citizens that come on here and say "Dont say anything on here becouse you dont know anything about it"

If we had no citizens on here,making comments and opinion,s on echo reports,there would be no comments board,so to not make a comment on a story,defeats the whole object of having such a board.

Islandjim1,we salute you sir, you are correct .
Love these citizens that come on here and say "Dont say anything on here becouse you dont know anything about it" If we had no citizens on here,making comments and opinion,s on echo reports,there would be no comments board,so to not make a comment on a story,defeats the whole object of having such a board. Islandjim1,we salute you sir, you are correct . westbaywonder

9:27pm Fri 6 Dec 13

dogloverdorset says...

Of course the poor girl should have called 999, if she had left the little lad in the house while running around trying to get help and something happened to him then she would have no doubt have been pilloried for that !

Better to leave climbing ladders etc to professionals and not well meaning neighbours any way, and they were probably quite happy to come out and practice an entry.
Of course the poor girl should have called 999, if she had left the little lad in the house while running around trying to get help and something happened to him then she would have no doubt have been pilloried for that ! Better to leave climbing ladders etc to professionals and not well meaning neighbours any way, and they were probably quite happy to come out and practice an entry. dogloverdorset

9:52pm Fri 6 Dec 13

ksmain says...

2 things strike me here:

1. Why was the child left alone in the flat while the parent was out putting out the washing in the garden? Surely a child of that age shouldn't be left alone out of sight - anything could have happened.
2. A bolt at the bottom of a door strikes me as a stupid place, available for any child to be able to get to. Wouldn't it be a good idea to try to get this bolt removed and put up the door out of the way of 'little hands'?
2 things strike me here: 1. Why was the child left alone in the flat while the parent was out putting out the washing in the garden? Surely a child of that age shouldn't be left alone out of sight - anything could have happened. 2. A bolt at the bottom of a door strikes me as a stupid place, available for any child to be able to get to. Wouldn't it be a good idea to try to get this bolt removed and put up the door out of the way of 'little hands'? ksmain

3:33pm Sun 8 Dec 13

babaswim says...

Of course the fire brigade will tell you to call. Their call out figures go up and they fire fighters get call out pay. I bet it took some time from you calling 999 to the appliance arriving. A forced door or broken window in a room where the toddler could not reach would have been the appropriate course of action and at no cost to the tax payer
Of course the fire brigade will tell you to call. Their call out figures go up and they fire fighters get call out pay. I bet it took some time from you calling 999 to the appliance arriving. A forced door or broken window in a room where the toddler could not reach would have been the appropriate course of action and at no cost to the tax payer babaswim

12:31pm Mon 9 Dec 13

IslandJim1 says...

ksmain wrote:
2 things strike me here:

1. Why was the child left alone in the flat while the parent was out putting out the washing in the garden? Surely a child of that age shouldn't be left alone out of sight - anything could have happened.
2. A bolt at the bottom of a door strikes me as a stupid place, available for any child to be able to get to. Wouldn't it be a good idea to try to get this bolt removed and put up the door out of the way of 'little hands'?
But your not allowed to point out these fundamentals because you weren't there (please note sarcasm)! I hope your ready for an irrational barrage from Hevski, although I would guess Friday will be the only time she will be popping up to defend a story.
In regards to your comment, I see nothing wrong with a child being left for a while in an environment that is safe for them (which I would presume this home is) but if this is the case why then the sudden 999 emergency when he was there for a little while longer, in this child friendly environment?
Time taken for a fire crew to assemble, get to the address, access the situation, gain access is probably longer than a member of the general public dong the same.
[quote][p][bold]ksmain[/bold] wrote: 2 things strike me here: 1. Why was the child left alone in the flat while the parent was out putting out the washing in the garden? Surely a child of that age shouldn't be left alone out of sight - anything could have happened. 2. A bolt at the bottom of a door strikes me as a stupid place, available for any child to be able to get to. Wouldn't it be a good idea to try to get this bolt removed and put up the door out of the way of 'little hands'?[/p][/quote]But your not allowed to point out these fundamentals because you weren't there (please note sarcasm)! I hope your ready for an irrational barrage from Hevski, although I would guess Friday will be the only time she will be popping up to defend a story. In regards to your comment, I see nothing wrong with a child being left for a while in an environment that is safe for them (which I would presume this home is) but if this is the case why then the sudden 999 emergency when he was there for a little while longer, in this child friendly environment? Time taken for a fire crew to assemble, get to the address, access the situation, gain access is probably longer than a member of the general public dong the same. IslandJim1

1:29pm Mon 9 Dec 13

Seeker66 says...

hevski wrote:
No, I just don't think people should get involved when they know nothing about it. But apparently any crap thats put in the echo is a topic for debate no matter how petty it is. Not constructive enough for you? Oh well, I'll get over it.
Tell the Echo to switch off it's comment box then. If they publish these sort of **** stories as "news" and leave the comments on, people will voice their thoughts. You should direct your criticism towards the Echo, not the readers.
[quote][p][bold]hevski[/bold] wrote: No, I just don't think people should get involved when they know nothing about it. But apparently any crap thats put in the echo is a topic for debate no matter how petty it is. Not constructive enough for you? Oh well, I'll get over it.[/p][/quote]Tell the Echo to switch off it's comment box then. If they publish these sort of **** stories as "news" and leave the comments on, people will voice their thoughts. You should direct your criticism towards the Echo, not the readers. Seeker66

2:36pm Mon 9 Dec 13

Hayleyk88 says...

Thanks for all your comments!! Today is now Monday, no dramas so far, especially in my safe home! Lots of new news too!! My main priority is my son and as he is doing great So won't be commenting again! Merry Xmas! :)
Thanks for all your comments!! Today is now Monday, no dramas so far, especially in my safe home! Lots of new news too!! My main priority is my son and as he is doing great So won't be commenting again! Merry Xmas! :) Hayleyk88

10:10pm Mon 9 Dec 13

DorsetEnigma says...

Leave the young Mum alone! Empathy towards a child is to be encouraged not criticised.
Leave the young Mum alone! Empathy towards a child is to be encouraged not criticised. DorsetEnigma

3:14pm Tue 10 Dec 13

Portlandgary says...

babaswim wrote:
Of course the fire brigade will tell you to call. Their call out figures go up and they fire fighters get call out pay. I bet it took some time from you calling 999 to the appliance arriving. A forced door or broken window in a room where the toddler could not reach would have been the appropriate course of action and at no cost to the tax payer
Oh little do you know babaswim, you obviously have your head so far up yourself you should be reported as missing!
I would love to know the timings that it took from the call going in to the guys arriving on scene, I bet, as always the Portland crew would of done good!
As for call out pay, I would call it more of a pittance, these guys stay on the Island day in day out on a pager system, just in case they are required, very little social life and their families are directly affected by this for a minimal amount of pay. How about cutting them some slack, I hope not but one day you may need them!
[quote][p][bold]babaswim[/bold] wrote: Of course the fire brigade will tell you to call. Their call out figures go up and they fire fighters get call out pay. I bet it took some time from you calling 999 to the appliance arriving. A forced door or broken window in a room where the toddler could not reach would have been the appropriate course of action and at no cost to the tax payer[/p][/quote]Oh little do you know babaswim, you obviously have your head so far up yourself you should be reported as missing! I would love to know the timings that it took from the call going in to the guys arriving on scene, I bet, as always the Portland crew would of done good! As for call out pay, I would call it more of a pittance, these guys stay on the Island day in day out on a pager system, just in case they are required, very little social life and their families are directly affected by this for a minimal amount of pay. How about cutting them some slack, I hope not but one day you may need them! Portlandgary

4:09pm Thu 12 Dec 13

Trackerman says...

IslandJim1 wrote:
ksmain wrote:
2 things strike me here:

1. Why was the child left alone in the flat while the parent was out putting out the washing in the garden? Surely a child of that age shouldn't be left alone out of sight - anything could have happened.
2. A bolt at the bottom of a door strikes me as a stupid place, available for any child to be able to get to. Wouldn't it be a good idea to try to get this bolt removed and put up the door out of the way of 'little hands'?
But your not allowed to point out these fundamentals because you weren't there (please note sarcasm)! I hope your ready for an irrational barrage from Hevski, although I would guess Friday will be the only time she will be popping up to defend a story.
In regards to your comment, I see nothing wrong with a child being left for a while in an environment that is safe for them (which I would presume this home is) but if this is the case why then the sudden 999 emergency when he was there for a little while longer, in this child friendly environment?
Time taken for a fire crew to assemble, get to the address, access the situation, gain access is probably longer than a member of the general public dong the same.
You must wear out keyboards.
[quote][p][bold]IslandJim1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ksmain[/bold] wrote: 2 things strike me here: 1. Why was the child left alone in the flat while the parent was out putting out the washing in the garden? Surely a child of that age shouldn't be left alone out of sight - anything could have happened. 2. A bolt at the bottom of a door strikes me as a stupid place, available for any child to be able to get to. Wouldn't it be a good idea to try to get this bolt removed and put up the door out of the way of 'little hands'?[/p][/quote]But your not allowed to point out these fundamentals because you weren't there (please note sarcasm)! I hope your ready for an irrational barrage from Hevski, although I would guess Friday will be the only time she will be popping up to defend a story. In regards to your comment, I see nothing wrong with a child being left for a while in an environment that is safe for them (which I would presume this home is) but if this is the case why then the sudden 999 emergency when he was there for a little while longer, in this child friendly environment? Time taken for a fire crew to assemble, get to the address, access the situation, gain access is probably longer than a member of the general public dong the same.[/p][/quote]You must wear out keyboards. Trackerman

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