Firefighters knock down door to find student

A drunk student had to be rescued by firefighters after locking herself in a toilet cubicle and passing out.

Saturday, 27th May 2017, 7:00 am
Updated Sunday, 4th June 2017, 9:40 pm

A crew from Southsea Fire Station had to knock down the toilet door after a friend of the student phoned emergency services for help.

The incident took place about 12.30am yesterday morning at James Watson Hall in White Swan Road, Portsmouth.

A spokesman from the fire station said the girl did not respond when firefighters initially knocked on the door.

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After getting in the student was woken up and handed over to waiting ambulance paramedics.

He urged people to make sure they drink responsibly on nights out.

A South Central Ambulance Service spokesman confirmed the service received a call just after 12.45am.

A co-responder from Portchester arrived on scene first followed by an ambulance.

The student was treated and taken to the Queen Alexandra Hospital.