March 24, 2021 9.35 am This story is over 15 months old

Firefighters cut handcuffs off prisoner as police struggle to unlock them

An unusual police call out

Firefighters came to police’s rescue when a prisoner became stuck in his handcuffs.

Police were having problems unlocking the handcuffs at Grantham police station on Monday, March 22.

A local fire crew from Grantham fire station was called to assist at 8.57pm that evening.

Firefighters used hydraulic rescue equipment to release the 24-year-old man from the handcuffs by cutting them off.

He had been arrested for assault by beating and later released without charge.

A spokesperson for Lincolnshire Police said: “This rarely happens, but we’re grateful for the firefighters’ assistance.”