AN ASDA shopper who saved a baby from a scorching car in 31C heat has claimed that security guards refused to help for fear of losing their jobs.

Jenna Langstone, 33, broke into the car to rescue the two-month-old child who was "dripping" with sweat after being left in the vehicle for more than an hour.

She claimed the staff told her they could not do anything until police arrived at the store in Barnes Hill, Birmingham, last Thursday.

Care manager Jenna had just finished her shopping when she noticed concerned-looking staff peering through the window of a Seat Ibiza.

She was worried it was a dog but when she heard someone say a baby was inside, she dropped her bags and sprang into action.

Jenna told Birmingham Live: "The guard said they couldn't break in because it would be classed as breaking and entering.

"I said I didn't care and I was going to get the baby out. Then the guard said, 'we can't help you... I could lose my job'

"All the doors were locked and none of the windows were open. I forced the boot and threw bags and everything else out to get access to the baby."

She said she screamed at the mother when she finally came out but claims the woman just looked at the floor embarrassed.

West Midlands Police said they have spoken to the parent and "appropriate measures have been put in place to ensure the child is not at any risk".

In a scathing Facebook post, Jenna added: "There’s some really dumbass people in this world.

"I have just broke into to someone’s car to get a two-month-old beautiful baby boy out of it in this ridiculous 31 degree heat.

"I am shaking, I swear to god the ambulance fire engine and police were there before she even came out."

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Children left alone in cars are at risk of catching heatstroke, according to Child Safety Europe, which says temperatures can rise 10 degrees every 15 minutes.

It also says a child’s body temperature rises up to five times quicker than an adult’s because they cannot regulate heat as well.

An ASDA spokesperson told Sun Online: "We’re investigating to find out exactly what happened, but we would never punish a colleague for trying to do the right thing. We’re pleased that the baby is safe and well."