Boy trapped in escalator on school trip after shoe '˜gets stuck'

An investigation has been launched after a five-year-old-boy got trapped in an escalator on a school trip.

Friday, 20th April 2018, 09:47 am
Updated Friday, 20th April 2018, 09:49 am
The child was stuck in the elevator at the Glasgow Science Centre

Emergency services were called to the Glasgow Science Centre (GSC) at around 12:15pm yesterday.

The child had got his shoe stuck in the escalator and required help from firefighters to be freed.

There were no “obvious injuries”, according to a Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokeswoman, however he was taken to the Royal Hospital for Children.

A GSC spokeswoman said: “GSC staff contacted emergency services to provide support. Paramedics assessed the child before firefighters freed him.

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“The school pupil was taken to hospital for further assessment as a precautionary measure.

“We are currently investigating the accident.”