Search

Help! Get these handcuffs off me—woman’s plea to firemen

PUBLISHED: 11:26 23 December 2008 | UPDATED: 13:54 05 October 2010

A WOMAN in handcuffs had to be freed by firemen in London’s East End when she lost the key. The 40-something brunette knocked on the door of Millwall fire station on the Isle of Dogs at 5am yesterday (Monday) pleading for help. Someone had put the cuffs on as a joke—but couldn’t find the key to release her

A WOMAN in handcuffs had to be freed by firemen in London’s East End when she lost the key.

The 40-something brunette knocked on the door of Millwall fire station on the Isle of Dogs at 5am yesterday (Monday) pleading for help.

Someone had put the cuffs on as a joke—but couldn’t find the key to release her afterwards.

“We got the woman free in a few seconds with our heavy-duty bolt-croppers,” explained a senior fire officer.

“She thanked us and quickly left. She wouldn’t say how she came to be wearing handcuffs and wouldn’t even say who she was—I think she was too embarrassed.”

The woman had apparently had the handcuffs on for 24 hours, since Saturday night, before she went to the fire station for help.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the East London Advertiser. Click the link in the yellow box below for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad, serving as your advocate and trusted source of local information. Our industry is facing testing times, which is why I’m asking for your support. Every single contribution will help us continue to produce award-winning local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the East London Advertiser