Lift rescue at civic centre

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Two people who were setting up for Dacorum’s mayor making ceremony had to rescued by firefighters when they got stuck in a lift.

The mayor’s secretary Jenny Barrett was trapped along with a caterer in a lift at Hemel Hempstead’s Civic Centre on Wednesday morning.

They were bringing in glasses and food for the prestigious annual event that was taking place that evening at the Marlowes base.

Jenny said: “The lift was behaving quite oddly so I was a bit wary.

“It was quite scary. I don’t really want to have that experience ever again.”

The pair were trapped for around half an hour but firefighters had freed them just after midday.

Neither of the duo sustained injuries and the lift has now been fixed.