Toddler locks Plymouth mother in cupboard

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Image caption The woman's cries for help were heard by a postman

A mother had to be rescued by fire crews after her one-year-old toddler locked her in a cupboard.

The woman's cries for help were heard by a postman, who called the emergency services.

Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service said it used a ladder to get into the property in Radford Park Drive, Plymstock, Devon.

The woman was then released from the under-stairs cupboard and reunited with her child after the 15-minute ordeal.

A fire spokesman said: "A fire appliance was mobilised from Plymstock fire station and, on arrival, confirmed there was an adult locked in the under stairs cupboard as well as a one-year-old child locked in the property.

"Crews used small tools and a triple extension ladder to gain access and release the adult from the cupboard."

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