March 24, 2021 9.35 am This story is over 6 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.”

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