Firefighters were sent to rescue a woman who had trapped her hand in the glove box of her car. The 49-year-old had been trying to fish something out of the compartment outside her home in Stockport, Lancashire, on Sunday evening.
But her wrist got stuck in the cavity between the glove box and the dashboard and she was unable to free herself. Crews from Offerton station were called at 8.30pm and managed to remove the woman's watch so she could free her hand. She suffered slight bruising and soreness.
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Crew manager Stuart Hall said: "She wasn't able to move her hand - either to push it in or pull it out. There was a man there with her and he tried for a long time to no avail so they had no other option but to call us.
"As soon as the watch came off it was fine, they were a little embarrassed as we were a last resort. But if someone is stuck they are stuck, they can't stay there all night. We don't train for something exactly like this but we will always be able get get people free somehow."