1. ITV Report

Barking mad

Gordon Williams & his soft toy Photo: ITV Yorkshire

Police smashed a car's window to save a dog in the heat....only to find it was a soft toy.

Owner Gordon Williams from Mansfield returned to find his car covered in glass and a note which read:"Smashed your window re concern for animal on rear seat".

Gordon said" They must have been barking mad !"

Nottinghamshire Police have agreed to pay the cost of £180.

A police spokesman said : "This is a perfect example of why drivers need to think about what they leave on view in their cars"