London Fire Brigade has revealed its most unusual child rescues to encourage parents to keep an eye on their children during the summer holidays.
The Brigade has spent nearly £240,000 in the last five years rescuing children who accidentally get locked in rooms or get themselves trapped in things.
Examples include being stuck up a tree, wedged in a statue and trapped under a slide.
In the last five years the Brigade's crews have been called out to rescue:
- A child with its head stuck in a potty in Dulwich last week (July 2014)
- A child with its head stuck under a table in Kingston in 2009
- A child trapped under a slide in Islington in 2011
- A child with its leg wedged in a statue in a car park in Kensington in 2011
- A 13-year-old stuck in a baby swing in a park in Havering in 2011
- A child with a cone stuck on its head in Enfield in 2013
- A child with a toilet seat stuck on its head in Hackney in 2010
- A child with its arm stuck in a TV speaker in Lewisham in 2012
- A child with a toy train stuck on its finger in Brent in 2012
- A child with its leg stuck in a park merry-go-round in Bromley in 2009