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Firefighters had to cut a man free after he became impaled on railings.

Emergency crews were called to Moore Avenue in York at 4.24am today (Thursday) to help the man.

He had fallen whilst climbing a fence and impaled his thigh through a metal railing.

Fire crews from York, Acomb and an incident support unit from Tadcaster were mobilised to assist the police and ambulance at the scene.

Crews used hydraulic cutting gear and manpower to free the injured man and handed him over into the care of the ambulance service.

It is the second similar incident in two weeks. On September 30, firefighters cut free a man who impaled his knee on railings at Kings Staith.