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Romford teenager stuck in playground swing calls 999

PUBLISHED: 08:54 08 December 2015 | UPDATED: 08:54 08 December 2015

Cottons Park

Cottons Park

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The "mortified" teenager became trapped after copying her friends and was forced to call 999.

A red-faced teenager was rescued by firefighters after she got stuck in a child’s swing in Cotton Parks, in Cottons Approach.

A crew from Romford Fire Station attended the scene on Sunday afternoon at 4pm and unscrewed the harness, allowing the girl to escape.

One of the firefighters who attended said it was a very entertaining call out.

He said: “She was mortified.

“Her friends found it hilarious and we were very amused.

“Luckily she wasn’t injured and we managed to get her out in less than half an hour.

“The advice is to never get in those things if you’re over a certain age, as it can be impossible to get out!”

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