Glasgow & West Scotland

Boy caught in Glasgow science centre escalator

Emergency service vehicles
Image caption The emergency services were called to the centre shortly after midday

A boy has been taken to hospital after becoming trapped in an escalator at the Glasgow Science Centre (GSC).

The emergency services were called after his foot was caught in the mechanism shortly after midday.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service confirmed it was asked to assist with the incident.

After being freed, the boy was checked over by ambulance personnel before being transferred to Glasgow's Royal Hospital for Children.

A Scottish Ambulance Service spokesperson said: "We received a call today at 1216 hours to attend an incident at Glasgow Science Centre.

"We dispatched one ambulance and our special operations team to the scene.

"One child was transported to the Royal Hospital for Children."

Glasgow Science Centre said in a statement: "A school pupil was involved in an accident at GSC today where their shoe became stuck in an escalator.

"GSC staff contacted emergency services to provide support. Paramedics assessed the child before firefighters freed him.

"The school pupil was taken to hospital for further assessment as a precautionary measure. We are currently investigating the accident."