Oh dear, what can the matter be? Berkhamsted firemen rescue little Cameron from the lavatory

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The dad of a four-year-old boy has described how firefighters came to his rescue after he became trapped in a downstairs toilet.

Six firefighters rushed to Castle Hill Avenue, Berkhamsted, to help little Cameron Amiee, who could not reach the door lock to free himself.

Cameron Amiee, four, on space hopper, and his brother Toby.

Cameron Amiee, four, on space hopper, and his brother Toby.

Dad Brad, 39, said: “He’s absolutely tiny for his age. Maybe he decided to show us how grown up he is. He stood on a stool to lock the door, and suddenly he was not able to get out.

“My wife tried to calm him down by playing the Fireman Sam theme tune to make him feel like he was starring in a live episode of it.”

Firefighters broke the lock on the door and he was freed within 30 minutes of the 6pm mishap yesterday.

It is not the first toilet trouble that has struck the family.

Cameron’s older brother Toby, six, got stuck in a toilet at Westbrook Hay Prep School in Hemel Hempstead, which both boys attend.

One of Toby’s teachers had to climb into the cubicle using a ladder to free him.

Now, whenever Toby uses public toilets, Brad has to hold the door closed for him from outside as the six-year-old is too afraid to lock it himself.

Brad’s third child, Charlotte, is 13 months old.

Brad said: “She’s the only one of our three children that has not been trapped in a toilet, which maybe goes to show that girls are brighter than boys.”