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Boy, 5, freed by firefighters after getting stuck in laundry basket
A little boy had to be cut free by firefighters after he got stuck in a laundry basket.
Emergency crews were called to an address in Withdean, Brighton, at around 1:30pm this afternoon.
They found the five-year-old boy wedged fast in a bamboo basket with his worried mother trying to pull him out.
Watch manager Richard Chamberlain said: “He was just playing but his leg had gone underneath his bottom and he was completely stuck.
“His mum had tried to get him out with washing-up liquid but it hadn’t worked. He’d been in there for about 20 minutes by the time we got there.
“We were able to cut him out with a hand saw and everything turned out OK. It was quite an unusual call.”
The little boy was unhurt during his ordeal.
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