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Cuffed! Now second woman pleads with firemen to free her

PUBLISHED: 18:13 02 January 2009 | UPDATED: 13:55 05 October 2010

AN EMERGENCY fire crew was mobilised at dawn this morning—to cut a woman free who had been handcuffed. She was the second woman in London’s East End in as many weeks who has had to be rescued from handcuffs by the Fire Brigade. “This seems to be the season for women trapped in handcuffs!” said a firefighter

By Mike Brooke

AN EMERGENCY fire crew was mobilised at dawn this morning—to cut a woman free who had been handcuffed.

She was the second woman in London’s East End in as many weeks who has had to be rescued from handcuffs by the Fire Brigade.

The crew from Whitechapel fire-station answered a 999 call from the woman at an address in Deal Street, Spitalfields, at 5am.

“This was a drunken prank that went wrong,” said a firefighter. “It only took a few seconds to cut her free.

“This seems to be the season for women trapped in handcuffs!”

Just 10 days ago, another woman in handcuffs had to be freed when a prankster lost the key to release her.

The 40-something brunette knocked on the door of Millwall fire station on the Isle of Dogs on December 22—also at 5am—pleading for help. The crew used heavy-duty bolt-croppers to get them off.

She wouldn’t say how she came to be wearing handcuffs and was too embarrassed to reveal who she was.


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