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Tilehurst firefighters snip off tight rings

Two similar incidents in one day

Jane Meredith

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Jane Meredith

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Stolen ring 2

TILEHURST firefighters have twice today (Tues) been called on to cut tight rings off swollen fingers.

One pump from Dee Road Fire Station was called at 9.30 am to a care home in Chieveley Close, where an elderly, bed bound lady was in pain, because a ring which was too tight had caused her finger to swell up.

A worried care worker had called the emergency services. 

Firefighters snipped the ring off, using a ring cutting tool, carried in a First Aid box.

Then at around 3pm, a woman visited the station with the same problem, after calling emergency services for help and being told to call round at the fire station.

Firefighters, who snipped the ring off in about a quarter of an hour, said the issue of tight rings, causing fingers to swell, was a common incident.

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