A teenager has been rescued by firefighters after getting
stuck in a lift early today - after his friends destroyed the doors
trying to get him out.
The 18-year-old man became trapped in the lift on the first
floor of South Ashford flats at 2.15am.
A fire crew was sent to four-storey Heron House, in
Baileys Field, which is owned by Ashford Borough
Firefighters were able to free the man, who had been stuck for
around 20 minutes.
Watch manager Clive Douglas said: "He was a bit distressed so
we went and got him out.
"His friends had tried to get him out but they had destroyed
the doors in the process."
Mr Douglas said people who become stuck in a lift
should raise the alarm or call 999 and then wait for the
emergency services to arrive.
"It's best just to wait in the lift and press the button alarm
so we can get there and assist rather than destroying the lift
doors," he added.