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Cyclist's arm stuck in cattle grid for 90 minutes after fall from bike

Nightmare on Halloween for rider in Warwickshire; man sustained injuries to arm and face

Warwickshire Fire & Rescue Service came to the rescue of a cyclist on Friday evening after he fell off his bike and his arm became trapped in a cattle grid.

Firefighters were called to the scene by paramedics treating the man at the incident on a cycle path off Cryfield Grange Road, Stoneleigh, near Kenilworth.

It took an hour and a half for them to cut the man free, after which he was taken to hospital.

West Midlands Ambulance Service paramedic Ian Inglesant tweeted that the cyclist, who has not been named, had sustained “an arm injury and slight facial injury.”

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