AN elderly person had to be rescued by firefighters in Redditch this morning (Saturday, August 18) after getting trapped behind a door.

A Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service crew from the town’s fire station were sent to tackle the minor release at an address in Hewell Road at about 8.20am.

Once the firefighters were able to gain access to the individual, the casualty was assessed by paramedics from West Midlands Ambulance Service.