A MAN had to be cut free by firefighters after getting his genitalia stuck in a ring.

Firefighters from Redbridge and a back-up crew from St Mary’s were called to the “medical emergency” at Southampton General Hospital at 11.25pm on Sunday.

Firefighters used a metal grinder to free the man after medics tried but were unable to get the man’s private parts out of the ring.

A spokesman for the fire service refused to be drawn when asked for further details about the incident but added: “It was certainly unfortunate.

It is amazing what situation some people end up in.”

It is not clear what kind of ring was involved.