Cuff rescue not much fun ...

Five fire-fighters were called to a Norwich house in the early hours of this morning to free a man who had been trapped in handcuffs. The embarrassed man had been caught in the “fun handcuffs” for about an hour.

Five fire-fighters were called to a Norwich house in the early hours of this morning to free a man who had been trapped in handcuffs.

The embarrassed man had been caught in the “fun handcuffs” for about an hour and fire fighters discovered him and a woman in the dining room of the Chipperfield Road home in Sprowston.

The White Watch Sprowston fire crew were called to the house at about 12.30am and it took two fire-fighters about 40 minutes to free him - using a screw driver and pliers.

One firefighter said that when the crew arrived at the house the man, who is believed to be in his 20s, was sitting at the dining room table with his girlfriend. Both were very embarrassed.

The fire-fighter said: “He was sitting at the dining room table in quite considerable discomfort.

“He had just been messing about with the handcuffs and they got stuck. When the firefighters arrived he had the handcuffs on both hands but had broken the chain in the middle.”

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He said that they were fun handcuffs which did not have a key but they had become jammed. They were stopping the blood flow in his wrists which is why they called the ambulance.

He said: “When the fire fighters left the man was putting ice on his wrists. They were red and had some swelling because they had really dug into him.

“We have never been called to rescue somebody from handcuffs before. It was certainly unusual.”

Most families in Chipperfield Road appear to have slept through the commotion with just a few neighbours aware of the fire engine arriving in the early hours.

Ü Were you the couple involved in the handcuff rescue or do you know who they were? Telephone Alistair McGregor on 01603 772443 or email al.mcgregor@archant.co.uk