Late night rescue for Barnsley fan who fell asleep on toilet at half time

Firefighters rushed to the aid of trapped football fan who claimed he had fallen asleep on the toilet at half-time, waking seven hours after the final whistle.

A crew got the call round 11pm Saturday night and witnessed a man in his early 20s standing on the top of a portakabin inside Barnsley F.C's grounds calling for help.

The Barnsley fan, who attended The Reds' 1-0 defeat to Fleetwood Town, is said to have woken up around 10:30pm.

As he left the toilet and walked into the dark concourse, the alarms were set off which alerted emergency services.

He made his way pitch side before climbing onto the structure in Oakwell Stadium, South Yorkshire.

A Barnsley Fire Station spokesperson said: