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Festival-goer 'wedged' in toilet

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Festival organisers said the girl was "decontaminated" after the incident

A young woman had to be helped by fire crews after becoming wedged in a toilet at the Leeds Festival as she tried to retrieve her handbag.

The festival-goer became trapped as she reached into the toilet to try to get her bag at the event at Bramham Park last weekend, organisers said.

She was stuck for a few minutes before being lifted out by on site fire crews and "decontaminated".

Organisers Festival Republic said the woman was not injured in the incident.

Groups referring to the woman's plight have been set up on the social networking site Facebook.

She must have had something very special in her handbag
Melvin Benn, Festival Republic

In a statement, Festival Republic said: "We can confirm that a female festival-goer received assistance from Leeds Festival's on-site fire and medical services after she got stuck in one of the festival's long drop toilets.

"Her upper torso became wedged as she reached down in an attempt to retrieve her handbag which had fallen in.

"She was quickly lifted out and handed over to medical staff who assessed her and decontaminated her, arranging for a shower and clean clothes.

"She was not injured or particularly distressed by the incident."

Melvin Benn, managing director of Festival Republic, added: "She must have had something very special in her handbag and it must have been an interesting few minutes before fire services got there."



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