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  LOTR fan gets finger stuck in ring!
Updated 13 January 2003, 20.54
Elijah Wood as Frodo
Joel Withey is such a Lord of the Rings fan, he decided to be like his hero Frodo and wear a 'ring.'

But it all went wrong when the 15mm copper ring used by plumbers to seal pipes got stuck on the nine-year-old's finger!

His finger started to swell up so his dad ended up taking Joel to the local fire station where firefighters cut the ring off.

Warning

Joel's two brothers are fanatical about the Lord of the Rings trilogy, too.

But just in case they get any ideas Mr Withey said:

"We've kept Joel's ring in a jar to show to his girlfriends and embarrass him when he grows up."

That never happened in the film!

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