Hero mechanic’s Grace and favour

Elaine Pearce with her daughter Grace
Elaine Pearce with her daughter Grace

A RELIEVED mum has launched a hunt for a Blackpool hero who helped save her six-month-old baby who had became trapped inside a locked car.

Elaine Pearce screamed for help when she realised she’d locked her keys – and daughter Grace – in her Ford Mondeo on a shopping trip to the Mothercare store in Preston’s Docklands on May 17.

Luckily for the mother-of-one, a passing Good Samaritan rang his son who, along with his boss, drove from Blackpool to Preston to save the day.

Now, the 30-year-old wants to track down the two mystery mechanics to thank them for their help along with staff at the childcare store.

Recalling what happened she said: “I normally throw my car keys on the seat and after putting Grace in the car I just closed the door.

“I was about to put the travel high chair into the boot when I realised that it was locked just like the other doors.

“I started to panic and I ran into the store to get help.

Do you know who the hero mechanics were? Contact the Gazette newsdesk on (01253) 361733.

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