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Zac Doyle, left, who firefighters had to rescue when he trapped his hand in a wall while trying to f

Zac Doyle, left, who firefighters had to rescue when he trapped his hand in a wall while trying to find his friend Jack Roberts toy, at St Margarets Primary School, in Ipswich back in 2002 Photograph: KEITH MINDHAM - Credit: Archant

Back in 2002 the craze for Beyblades was in full swing and the spinning tops were the must-have playground accessory.

Jack Roberts has now outgrown the Beyblades craze

Jack Roberts has now outgrown the Beyblades craze - Credit: Archant

Mum Sandra Roberts, whose son Jack was a pupil at St Margaret’s Primary School, in Ipswich at the time, said: “They were like gold dust in the shops. So when Jack’s disappeared down a hole in the wall in the school playground, it was a total disaster!

“I arrived to pick Jack up from an after school club to find the way blocked by a fire tender and several burly firefighters.

“His friend Zac had tried to reach in and get the Beyblade and become completely stuck. They fire crew had to remove the railing and part of the wall to free him!

“I think Beyblades may have been banned from the playground after that incident.”


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Afterwards, Jack and his loyal buddy, Zac Doyle, posed for a photo for the EADT - and made the next day’s headlines.

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