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Sinking feeling: Firefighters scrambled to finger trapped in basin

A FIRE crew raced to respond to an unusual call-out — a woman had trapped a finger in her bathroom sink.

She had tried to clean out its overflow pipe but ended up getting her digit stuck at her home in Lewisham, south-east London.

Firefighters used cutting equipment usually seen at car accidents.

Pipe scream: Fire brigade’s rescue mission under way PICTURES: SWNS

Station officer Gary Deacon said: ‘She had been stuck for about 20 minutes before we arrived and called us once she’d got over the embarrassment and realised her finger was starting to hurt.

‘We did try to dismantle the whole base unit but in the end we had to use a disc cutter to smash the basin up and get the whole thing out.

‘We used wire snips to cut the plastic pipe from her finger. She was uninjured apart from her pride.

‘It’s the first time I’ve been called to this particular type of rescue!’