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Firefighters rescue police officer trapped in handcuffs

Aug. 19 (UPI) -- A police officer in Britain needed the assistance of firefighters when he accidentally was bound by his own handcuffs.

The Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service tweeted a crew used pedal cutters to release a police officer who had his hands stuck in his own handcuffs.

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Northamptonshire Police Sgt. Scott Renwick, the region's Core Training Sergeant, revealed on Twitter that he was the officer in question.

"Well that wasn't a good start to the day. Thanks to @northantsfire for cutting me out of some broken cuffs. #NotFunny. I would have laughed too!!" Renwick tweeted.

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