Firefighters called to hospital to cut handcuffs off man
Ashford f i refighters were involved in two unusual “rescues” at the weekend.
Staff at William Harvey Hospital’s A&E department had to call them out to remove a set of handcuffs from a man’s wrist.
A crew was called to the Kennington Road site on Sunday at 3am, where the man had admitted the cuffs were just too tight.
After checking with police that the man was not an escaped convict, the 20-minute task to remove them began.
Watch manager Mark Thomas said: “We used some hydraulic cutting equipment to cut them from his wrist the man was most grateful.”
When asked why the man was wearing the cuffs, Mr Thomas said: “We did not approach the subject.”
Earlier, an eight-year-old girl was rescued by firefighters on Saturday night after a lock on her bedroom door failed, trapping her inside.
The crew was called to Finn Farm Road in Ashford at about 7pm and used a selection of hand tools to release the door.
Mr Thomas said: “We rescued the young lady and mummy was very happy.
“The lock had failed in a brand new house.
“They were not in distress, the girl was a bit weepy and a bit frightened, but we saved the day.”
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Firefighters were called to the William Harvey Hospital to cut handcuffs off a man’s wrists