A burglar had to call the emergency services for help after getting stuck in the window of an empty house in Swindon.

Police were called to the address on Groundwell Road just before 1am on Thursday 18 June by Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service.

They say they had taken a call from a man in his 50s saying he was trapped.

Police and fire crews were called to an empty property in Groundwell Road this morning, 18 June. Credit: ITV West Country

Officers got into the empty building and helped to free the man, who was dangling upside down because his leg had become trapped in a window.

Frederick Moulton was caught after he was forced to call the fire brigade when he got trapped. Credit: Wiltshire Police

Frederick Moulton, aged 53 and from Swindon, appeared before magistrates on 19 June, and admitted burglary and possession of a Class B drug (amphetamine). He has been given an 18-month community order.