A LUCKY dog was rescued by the fire service this morning after becoming trapped in its owner's car.

The dog was locked inside it's owner's Volvo in the carpark of Morrisons, Stanley Road, Whitefield.

Crew manager James Cheverton from Whitefield fire station said his crew had used their "box of tricks" to free the upset pooch.

Using two coathangers, a pry bar and a small air bag the firefighters were able to create an opening in the door and hook the keys from the drivers footwell.

Mr Cheverton said the owner and dog were "very pleased" to be reunited.

The crew were called at 10.33am this morning (October 20) and the rescue mission took them 30 minutes.