A WOMAN had to cut free from machinery in a Burnley chippy after her hand became caught in the equipment.

Two fire crews were called to the takeaway, in Lyndhurst Road, at around 5.45pm after reports that a member of staff’s fingers were stuck in a potato chipper.

A spokesman for the Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service said the woman was given first aid at the scene for ‘slight’ injuries to her hand.

He added: “Two crews from Burnley, totalling nine firefighters, were called to the scene and released the woman.

“First aid was administered but no ambulance was required. The crews made a judgement that they could release the woman without using heavy-duty equipment.

“It was no doubt trraumatic for her but fortunately she was not too badly injured.”

The rescue operation lasted 10 minutes.