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Amersham firefighters free man's hand from metal teapot

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Image caption The man's right hand had become stuck in a metal teapot before he sought help

A man whose hand got stuck in a teapot had to be helped by firefighters to get it out.

The man called Amersham Station in Buckinghamshire at 18:45 GMT on Saturday.

His right hand became stuck in the metal teapot while he was washing it, a Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said.

Station officers used a tin snip tool to get the man's hand out within a few minutes.

The man was not injured in the incident.

A spokesman added the mishap "gave the public an insight into the very wide range of calls a modern-day fire and rescue service receives."

He said a few years ago, the same station had to remove a snake that was caught in someone's bangle.

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