FIREFIGHTERS rushed to rescue three trapped police officers from a lift in Southampton last night.

Crews from Redbridge and St Mary's freed the police officers and a person who was being detained in Paynes Road.

Firefighters were alerted about the trapped police officers in the residental area at around 7.32pm last night.

A spokesperson from Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service said: "It was not a straightforward job because the design of the lift was complicated, but the fire crews were very heroic."

The stop call came at around 8pm.

Hampshire police have been contacted for comment.