Fire crews had to cut man - who suffered leg injuries - from cement drum in South Molton.

A MAN had to be rescued yesterday (Sunday) afternoon after becoming trapped in a cement mixer in South Molton.

The air ambulance attended the scene at Pathfields Industrial Estate as well as fire crews from South Molton, the aerial ladder and special rescue vehicle from Barnstaple and the heavy rescue vehicle from Middlemoor.

Crews arrived at around 4.20pm and administered first aid on the casualty while attempting to extricate him from the machine.

He was cut out of the cement drum using heavy rescue equipment and ladders.

The man had sustained leg injuries and was taken to hospital by ambulance.