Boy's head trapped by shop escalators in Cannterbury book shop.
Fire crews raced to a Canterbury
book store on New Year’s Eve – after a boy got his head stuck
between an escalator and a wall.
Shoppers dialled 999 after the
12-year-old found himself in a spot of bother at Waterstone's in
He had somehow managed to jam
his head in the narrow gap as the stairs continued to
He only narrowly avoided serious
injury after a quick-thinking customer hit the emergency stop
A crew from Herne Bay fire
station - on standby in the city – spent 10 minutes freeing the boy
using specialist tools.
He was checked over at the scene
by paramedics but had suffered only slight injuries.
No one from Waterstones was
available for comment.
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