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Trapped man rescued after Aldi store cardboard 'crush'

A man has been rescued after his leg was "crushed" under two tonnes of cardboard at an Oxfordshire supermarket, the fire service said.

Crews rescued the 32-year-old from the Aldi store in Botley Road, Oxford at about 21:00 GMT on Friday.

He became trapped when a stack of large compressed bales of recycled cardboard fell on him.

He was later taken to hospital for treatment to his leg and is said to be making a "speedy recovery".

A spokesperson for Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service said: "Initially the paramedics were very concerned about the extent of the leg injury as they could not gain access the trapped limb."

They added it was a difficult rescue because the cardboard was "very unstable and could have resulted in the collapse of shelving immediately above the casualty".

An Aldi spokesperson said: "The man is making a speedy recovery and we are investigating the matter."

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