Woman saved after being lifted by shop shutters

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CCTV footage shows the moment an elderly lady was left dangling upside down after her coat got caught in the security shutters outside a convenience store.

But as the electric metal shutters were opened the back of her black jacket got snagged in it. She was marooned hanging for an agonising 12 seconds before a shop worker dashed out to her rescue.

He grabbed hold of her body and lowered her to the ground and appeared shaken, but unharmed.

The mishap happened outside the Best One shop in Tonteg, near Cardiff, South Wales yesterday (4 Mar) at 7:53am.

 

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He has been arrested for grabbing her body and charged with sexual assault.

Wouldn't surprise me with Wales's devolved Labour government.
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A woman hoisted into the air by shop shutters has joked that she will have to "handle the fame" after a CCTV clip went viral.

Anne Hughes, 72, a cleaner at the Best One convenience store in Tonteg, Rhondda Cynon Taf, was lifted several feet up when her coat got caught.

The shop shared the clip on TikTok, where it's been seen 1.9 million times.

"I'll never hear the end of it," she said. "My boss has said he's never liked his staff hanging around."