Trapped teenager rescued from bathroom

FIREFIGHTERS rushed to the rescue of a teenage girl after she became trapped inside her bathroom.

Officers from Stranton Fire Station were called to a house off Kielder Road, on the Elwick Rise Estate, Hartlepool, after the 15 year old became locked inside the bathroom after the door latch broke.

Her concerned family raised the alarm and firefighters had to break the door down after attempts to unlock the door using tools failed.

The girl discovered the latch had broken after taking a shower shortly before 10pm last night.

Firefighters spent 10 minutes at the scene.