Fire crew called to cut ring from woman’s finger in Norwich

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Norfolk Fire are Rescue Service were called to Colney this morning to remove a ring from a woman’s finger.

A crew from Earlham were called to the Spire Hospital, in Watton Road, just after 10.20am, because medical reasons had caused the woman’s fingers to swell.

The crew used a ring cutter to free the woman’s finger, taking around 15 minutes to successfully cut the ring off.


  • Isn`t the Spire clinic a private hospital? If so, I hope they billed Norfolk fire service for the call out. If she had been at the N&N the staff would have removed it.

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    Wednesday, November 14, 2012

  • Slow news day ??

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    Wednesday, November 14, 2012

  • It's hard to believe that amongst all the expertise at Spire there is not someone there with the sense to remove the ring prior to treatment or the capabilities of cutting a ring off if this swelling was unforeseen.

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    John L Norton

    Wednesday, November 14, 2012

  • Well let's hope no-one perished in a fire because the fire service were called out to this triviality.

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    Wednesday, November 14, 2012

  • Wow !!!!!!!

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    Wednesday, November 14, 2012

  • One would think that a hospital would keep a ring cutter for this purpose and have enough people trained to use it. Hardly a job for calling out the fire brigade.

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    mike smith

    Wednesday, November 14, 2012

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