Injured man cut out of house

An injured man needing hospital treatment had to be cut out of a house and lowered to safety by firefighters after paramedics could not get him out on Saturday.

Medics treating a man thought to have dislocated his hip at an address in Hopton Road, Stevenage shortly after 6pm called the fire service when they could not remove him.

Ambulance crews from Letchworth GC, Stevenage and a hazardous response team were backed up by three Stevenage fire crews who removed a window and set up an aerial ladder platform.

The man in his 40s was immobilised by paramedics before he was lifted out of the building at around 7.45pm.

A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service said: “Due to the confined space he was found in the fire service were called upon to assist his removal from the house.”

The man was taken to Lister Hospital for further treatment.

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