Teenager gets stuck in recyle bin

A TEENAGER who was rescued this afternoon after becoming trapped in a pub's recycling skip vanished before firefighters could find out why she was in there.

Roddy Ashworth

A TEENAGER who was rescued this afternoon after becoming trapped in a pub's recycling skip vanished before firefighters could find out why she was in there.

The girl, who officers estimated was about 14 years old, appeared to have climbed into the bin behind the Blue Lion, in Great Baddow, and then got stuck by its heavily-sprung lid while trying to clamber out.

Sub-officer Tony Creak, from Baddow Fire Station, said: “The girl seems to have climbed into the bin herself because her coat and bag were in the bottom of the bin with her, along with a lot of rubbish.

“When she tried to get out, the door clamped closed on her legs trapping her.

“She was left dangling while her friend called for help on a mobile.

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“When we arrived, it was a simple rescue. We just opened the lid and pulled her free.

“She appeared embarrassed but not hurt and disappeared before we had a chance to check her over and find out what she was doing there.”

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