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Five-year-old boy trapped in escalator on school trip

The child was taken to hospital after being freed by firefighters at the Glasgow Science Centre.

An investigation has been launched after a five-year-old-boy got trapped in an escalator on a school trip.

Emergency services were called to the Glasgow Science Centre (GSC) at around 12.15pm on Thursday.

The child had got his shoe stuck in the escalator and required help from firefighters to be freed.

There were no “obvious injuries”, according to a Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokeswoman, however he was taken to the Royal Hospital for Children.

A GSC spokeswoman said: “A school pupil was involved in an accident at GSC today where their shoe became stuck in an escalator.

“GSC staff contacted emergency services to provide support. Paramedics assessed the child before firefighters freed him.

“The school pupil was taken to hospital for further assessment as a precautionary measure.

“We are currently investigating the accident.”

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