Lift rescue

A YOUNG family needed help from firefighters after getting trapped in a lift while shopping.

Crews from Stranton Fire Station were called to the New Look store, at Middleton Grange Shopping Centre, in Hartlepool, yesterday lunchtime.

A woman and two children, aged five and two, got stuck in the lift half way down.

Firefighters isolated the power supply and used a short ladder to rescue the family.

The incident happened at 12.15pm on Thursday.