Police have rescued a Golden Labrador which had reportedly been locked in a campervan for three days.

Greater Manchester Police officers received a call regarding concern for welfare of a dog in a campervan, which hadn’t been picked up for three days, at around 1.15pm today, Sunday August 20.

Reports advised that there weren't any windows open, and no people were seen in or around the van.

When the dog was found, one of the officers broke the window to pull it out and the dog is now being cared for in one of GMP's rescue centres whilst attempts to trace the owner are made.

The Bolton News: Police have rescued a Golden LabradorPolice have rescued a Golden Labrador (Image: GMP)

Chief Inspector of Neighbourhoods in CoM Central Chris Boyd said: "It is just not acceptable to allow a dog to be in a vehicle on their own for even a couple of hours, let alone three days.

"When we found him, 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 its 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."

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