A man became trapped between two vehicles as he tried to jump-start his car in freezing temperatures early today.

It was still dark as the driver found a pair of jump leads and connected them to another car where he was parked in The Welkin, Lindfield.

He managed to get the car started but it lurched forward and he became trapped between the two vehicles.

Firefighters had to come to his rescue after the incident at 6.47am.

A fire crew from Haywards Heath released him and he was given first aid at the scene.

An ambulance was called but he did not need to be taken for hospital treatment.