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Clacton: Puppy freed by firefighter after getting trapped in hanging basket

18:20 24 August 2014

A Staffordshire Bull Terrier puppy got stuck in a hanging basket

A Staffordshire Bull Terrier puppy got stuck in a hanging basket

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A puppy trapped in a hanging basket has been rescued by firefighters.

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Essex County Fire and Rescue Service received reports of the Staffordshire Bull Terrier’s predicament at 3.50pm at a property in Knox Road, Clacton.

Sub officer Scott Hepburn, from Clacton fire station, said: “The puppy had been playing in the garden and had put its head into an empty hanging basket which was in the back garden on the ground.

“A set of bolt croppers were used to cut through the metal hanging basket and the puppy was then freed unharmed, and no worse off for its ordeal.”

The puppy was freed by just after 4pm and reunited with its owner.

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2 comments

  • And the homeowners hadn't got a pair of pliers in the shed? Hanging baskets aren't exactly made out of structural steel.

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    Sudders

    Tuesday, August 26, 2014

  • Slow day in the newsroom.

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    Ipsman

    Sunday, August 24, 2014

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