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Youngster gets stuck in bicycle

PUBLISHED: 04:16 05 October 2001 | UPDATED: 10:37 03 March 2010

TEACHERS were saddled with an unusual problem . . . after a young pupil got his foot jammed in a bicycle.

They had hoped it would be "wheelie" easy to free him, but found the boy's ankle was stuck fast and were afraid to wriggle it too hard in case they hurt him.

TEACHERS were saddled with an unusual problem . . . after a young pupil got his foot jammed in a bicycle.

They had hoped it would be "wheelie" easy to free him, but found the boy's ankle was stuck fast and were afraid to wriggle it too hard in case they hurt him.

There was only one option left – so they called in the fire service.

A fire crew from Felixstowe received the unusual call-out to attend Trimley St Mary primary school to deal with the four-year-old.

Head teacher Mike Jude said the reception class pupil had been playing on a bicycle, one of a number of play items made available by the school, during lunchtime when the incident happened.

"His ankle became wedged between the pedal and the frame and we just could not get it out. We tried putting washing up liquid on it to ease it out and other ways but it would not budge," said Mr Jude.

"We could not take the cycle apart because it was riveted and we were getting a bit concerned so we though the best option was to call the fire service.

"They were here within four minutes and freed him. The boy was slightly concerned but he was not hurt in any way. It was just a very unusual thing to happen."

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