A DOG nearly died after being left trapped in a hot van overnight.
Police and the RSPCA were called to a van in Whitnash on Sunday (August 27) at around 10am.
Temperatures outside were already at 27 degrees – pushing 40 degrees in the van – and officers found the dog lying in the foot well and not moving.
No food or water had been left for the pup and RSPCA inspectors say if the dog was not removed he would have died.
A police spokesman said: “Luckily the vehicle was left unsecured but no windows were left open.
“The officers tried to give the dog some food and water which it refused, so they contacted RSPCA who were very helpful with their advice and also came out very quickly.
“They thanked police as the dog would of died had it not been for their intervention.”