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Man trapped for seven hours between wall and fence

The man was stuck between the fence and wall near the Fox and Hounds pub. Credit: Google

A man was rescued this morning by firefighters after being trapped between a wall and a fence for seven in Cardiff.

A South Wales Fire and Rescue spokeswoman said the man had been unable to free himself from the confined space, near the Fox and Hounds pub, until a crew used some small tools to free him.

We do not know how he got stuck.

The ambulance service was later in attendance and the man was taken to hospital.

– South Wales Fire and Rescue spokeswoman

It is believed the man is now being treated for a suspected broken leg and dehydration at the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff.

Man rescued after being stuck between wall and fence

South Wales Fire and Rescue Service have rescued a man trapped in between a wall and a fence in Whitchurch for seven hours.

The man has been taken to hospital to be treated for dehydration and a suspected broken leg.


Caravans destroyed in Cwmbran fire

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South Wales Fire and Rescue service says 18 caravans were destroyed and 13 others damaged in a fire this morning in Cwmbran.

Firefighters were called to Avondale Road shortly before 1am and spent over two hours at the scene.

Firefighters using golf to raise awareness of grass fires

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Firefighters are putting down their hoses and picking up their golf clubs to take part in an 'Urban Fire Golf' event to raise awareness of grass fires.

A conference was held in May to agree on new approach to help tackle the number of grassland fires that threatening communities across Wales.

As well as a television advert launched two months ago by all three of Wales' fire services to raise awareness of the dangers they can cause.

Children between the age of 8-14 will be able to get kitted out in fire fighters clothing and play on a specially designed golf course with their equipment.


Two hospitalised after fire

South Wales Fire and Rescue Service says two men were taken to hospital in the early hours of this morning after a fire spread from rubbish outside to a kitchen in Merthyr.

They were treated for the effects of breathing smoke after the blaze at Ynysfach.

Man pleads guilty to Aberfan chapel arson

A man has pleaded guilty to setting fire to Aberfan Chapel. Daniel Brown told police he gets a 'kick' out of arson.

Much of Aberfan chapel was destroyed in the fire last month Credit: Phillip Bunce

Daniel Brown, of Nixonville, Merthyr Vale, was charged with reckless arson with threat to endanger life. Much of the chapel at Aberfan was destroyed by the fire last month.

Brown told police he gets "a kick" out of seeing the fire service turn up. He set his own house on fire when he was nine years old. The court heard that he had called in the emergency services himself when they didn't turn up and "enjoyed being involved in this type of activity".

Wearing a grey t-shirt with short brown hair, Brown confirmed his name and guilty plea. The judge at Merthyr Crown Court told him to expect a lengthy prison sentence.

Psychiatric reports will be completed before he is sentenced next month.

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