Fire­fight­ers called to hos­pi­tal to cut hand­cuffs off man

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - News -

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.”

Have you ever had to be res­cued? Write to Ken­tish Ex­press, 34-36 North Street, Ash­ford TN24 8JR or email ken­tish­ex­press@thek­m­group.

Fire­fight­ers were called to the Wil­liam Har­vey Hos­pi­tal to cut hand­cuffs off a man’s wrists

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