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Berkhamsted mayor trapped in lift

Mayor of Berkhamsted Ron Cowie got trapped in a lift.

Mayor of Berkhamsted Ron Cowie got trapped in a lift.

The chairman of Berkhamsted Town Council’s transport and environment committee couldn’t get to its meeting on Monday – because he was stuck in a lift.

Councillor Ron Cowie, who is also the town’s mayor, was trapped on his way to the 7.30pm second-floor Berkhamsted Civic Centre meeting.

He said: “The lift screeched to a stop at 7.20pm and I was there for about 20 minutes.

“They had to find a key to open the lift door on the second floor, which I was two feet below, and two big, burly policemen had to lift me out.

“It was just weird. It was quite a long time before anyone heard the alarm bell. I was a bit shaken up at the time – and sorry I could not make it to the meeting.”

 

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