Man has to be rescued from the boot of his own car by fire crews after bid to escape police

Cambridgeshire Police

Cambridgeshire Police - Credit: Archant

A MAN clambered into the boot of his car to escape police, only to find he had locked himself in.

The man, in his 40s, was forced to dial 999 and had to be rescued from the car, a Mazda, by officers and firefighters.

The incident unfolded on Monday evening (July 8) when the man climbed into the boot of his car, which was parked in Willow Walk, as he believed he was being sought by officers in connection with a “domestic incident”.

After spending the night in the boot, and much of the following day, the man finally called emergency services at about 3pm to report that he was stuck.

Officers arrived to release the man and he was treated for dehydration by paramedics.


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A spokesman for police in East Cambs said: “A male called 999 on Tuesday afternoon having locked himself in the boot of his own vehicle. The male was trying to avoid the police after an incident that took place the previous evening. As it turned out, we didn’t actually need to speak to him.”

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