The London Fire Brigade tackled 5,000 non-emergency trapped lift calls in 2013
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London Fire Brigade owed £250,000 for lift rescues

The London Fire Brigade (LFB) says it is owed nearly £250,000 in unpaid charges for freeing people who get stuck in lifts.

Last year firefighters dealt with more than 5,000 non-emergency calls, and the brigade says it should not only fall to them to rescue people stuck in lifts.

Alice Bhandhrukravi talks to the LFB's Patrick Goulbourne.

  • 08 Sep 2014