Man crushed by telescopic urinal in London

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A man has been crushed by a telescopic urinal in central London.

Emergency services were called to the scene at Cambridge Circus in the West End just after 1pm on Friday to reports of an injured man.

Ambulance crews, an air ambulance and firefighters were dispatched at 1.05pm and police were called five minutes later.

The incident took place at Cambridge Circus on the junction between Shaftesbury Avenue and Charing Cross Road.

Fire crews said the man has been freed and is in the care of the London Ambulance Service. Roads in the area have been closed.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: “Police were called at around 1.10pm on Friday January 27, to a seriously injured man at Cambridge Circus, W1.

“The man is thought to have sustained crush injuries while working on a telescopic urinal at the location.

“LFB, LAS and London’s Air Ambulance are in attendance. Officers are assisting with road closures.”

A London Ambulance Service spokesman said: “We were called today at 1.05pm to reports of an incident on Shaftesbury Avenue, Charing Cross.

“We sent a number of resources to the scene, including an ambulance crew, members of our hazardous area response team (HART), members of our tactical response unit and a medic in a fast response car. We also dispatched London’s Air Ambulance. The incident is still ongoing.”

A London Fire Brigade spokesman said: “Firefighters have been called to a person trapped on Charing Cross Road in central London.

“The brigade was called at 1.05pm. Four fire engines and around 25 firefighters from Soho, Euston and Dowgate fire stations are at the scene.

“The man trapped under street level under a hydraulic urinal on Cambridge Circus has been freed. He has been left in the care of the Ambulance Service.”

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