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Colchester: Firefighters use specialist equipment to free man trapped in metal chair

PUBLISHED: 18:31 26 July 2014 | UPDATED: 18:31 26 July 2014

Firefighters were called to a blaze at an industrial estate

Firefighters were called to a blaze at an industrial estate

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Firefighters in Colchester were called this afternoon to free a man trapped in a metal chair.

Crews were called to Thaxted Walk at around 2.20pm where they used specialist cutting equipment to free the man.

With extra help from the ambulance service, the man was released from the chair shortly before 3pm.

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Police are appealing for information to help find a man from the West Bergholt area, near Colchester, in connection with failing to answer bail.

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