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Man with arm stuck in letterbox arrested in Northern Ireland

Fire crews had to remove the letterbox from the door to free the 17-year-old, who is being questioned on suspicion of attempted burglary.

Someone demonstrating how to safely use a letterbox without getting stuck
Someone demonstrating how to safely use a letterbox without getting stuck
Image: David Jones/PA

A TEENAGER HAS been arrested after police found him with his arm stuck in the letterbox of a house in Antrim in the early hours of this morning.

The 17-year-old had to be freed by crews from the Northern Ireland fire service who removed the letterbox from the door.

The teenager was taken to a police station in Lisburn where the letterbox was removed from his arm.

He had been spotted by police patrol just after 4 o’clock this morning in Dunmurry.

He is still in custody as of this afternoon where he is being questioned on suspicion of attempted burglary and a number of other offences.

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