Police officer forced to call in fire brigade after getting trapped in faulty handcuffs during demo

A POLICE officer had to call in the fire brigade after getting trapped in faulty handcuffs during a demo.

Sgt Scott Renwick hit problems as he tried to show a batch of recruits how to use the hinged restraints.

The red-faced training officer called for firefighters when they got stuck — and they used pedal cutters to free him.

Later, Sgt Renwick, of Northamptonshire Police, tweeted: “Well that wasn’t a good start to the day” as he thanked the firefighters “for cutting me out of some broken cuffs”.

He added: “I would have laughed too.”

Colleagues saw the funny side, with Danielle W writing: “Hope you are not too traumatised and received a trauma teddy for being so brave!”

Another suggested he was “testing” the firefighters’ response time.

His Chief Constable Nick Adderley joked that he would “rather have chewed my arm off than call the fire service”.

Ashley Tugby, of Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service, replied: “Just glad you’re safe, always happy to help our @NorthantsPolice colleagues. I remember when I first joined the Fire Service, our driver forgot his fire helmet. We had to go back for it. He had to buy cakes for us.”

Sgt Renwick later added: “This could well make my career.”

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