Fire crews rescue people trapped in Hartlepool shopping centre lift

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Fire crews had to rescue a number of people trapped in a lift at a Hartlepool shopping centre.

Emergency services were called out to Middleton Grange in the town shortly after 1pm on Tuesday.

A total of seven people were trapped in the lift.

Applicances from Stranton Fire Station rushed to the scene and they managed to free the trapped people from the lift.

Two casualties were given treatment by paramedics.