Elderly woman trapped in lift in retirement flats

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FIREFIGHTERS were called to the rescue of a distressed elderly lady who was stuck in a lift.

This lift, in Abbeyfield Court, Locks Road, Locks Heath, broke down just before 12.45pm yesterday.

A crew from Fareham fire station was sent to release her.

A spokesman said the woman had been stuck in the lift, on the first floor, for up to 15 minutes.

Although she was distressed she was not injured. The firefighters manually wound the lift into position and were able to help the lady out safely.