Wellingborough walkers freed by emergency services after accidental park lock-in

The incident happened yesterday evening

Tuesday, 11th May 2021, 3:25 pm
Updated Tuesday, 11th May 2021, 3:26 pm

Three Wellingborough walkers had to call the emergency services last night (Monday) after they discovered they had been locked in a town park.

In a nine-minute rescue operation, the trio were released after becoming trapped in the Swanspool Gardens after the park gates were chained and locked.

The accidental incarceration occurred in the gated gardens behind the council offices and a fire crew used bolt croppers to remove the padlock.

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A spokesman for Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue said: "A crew from Wellingborough was called at 9.55pm yesterday (May 10) to reports of three people being accidentally locked in Swanspool Gardens on Doddington Road in Wellingborough.

"On arrival the crew helped to release the three people from the gardens by bolt cropping a padlock. Crews left the scene nine minutes later."

According to North Northamptonshire Council's website Swanspool Gardens is a formal Edwardian garden open every day from "8am to dusk".