UPDATED: Boy rescued by firefighters after getting head trapped in potty

UPDATED: Boy rescued by firefighters after getting head trapped in potty

Little Layton Kennington, who was rescued by firefighters after getting his head stuck in his potty

Little Layton Kennington, who was rescued by firefighters after getting his head stuck in his potty

Little Layton Kennington, who was rescued by firefighters after getting his head stuck in his potty

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THE mother of a toddler learning to potty train had to call for help from firefighters — after her son got it stuck over his head.

Firefighters were called to Bayley Court in Halliwell after the potty became lodged around the face of Layton Kennington, aged 18 months.

Mother Leanne Urmston, aged 26, said: “I was in the kitchen and he walked in with it on his head.

"I just couldn’t get it off, it was so tight below his ears. He started panicking then I started panicking.

"The potty was cutting into his ears and he was stuck for about half an hour.

"My friend was over and she told me to call the fire service.

"She was in stitches crying with laughter, but Layton was getting upset and didn’t understand what was going on.

“A fire engine came quickly with four firefighters. I just wanted it off - I was more upset than Layton.”

When the distressed Miss Urmston, a full-time mother, called window cleaner Ian Kennington, aged 28, the father of their children, he thought she was joking.

Firefighters distracted Layton with toys while using shears to cut through the plastic potty.

The incident happened at about 3.30pm this afternoon.

Miss Urmston said she did not want to call out the firefighters but was unable to remove the potty herself.

She said: “The firefighters were really nice to him. Afterwards we were all laughing but I was in shock for ages.

"Layton likes Fireman Sam but he was that shook up he didn’t see the fire engine.”

She said she was relieved her eldest son Aidan, aged 10, was at school, because he would have worried, and relieved her five-month-old daughter Sienna, was soundly asleep upstairs.

Neil Mercer, watch manager at Bolton Central Fire Station, said: “Layton got the potty stuck on his head and couldn’t get it off. Once we got there he was released from the potty within two to three minutes.

“I have never had anything like that before in more than 20 years.

"It is the first potty over the head I have dealt with. It is normally kids getting arms or legs stuck behind radiators.”

Last year two-year-old Layton Walton, of Lydbrook Close, Bolton, was rescued by firefighters after getting his head stuck in a child’s Mickey Mouse toilet seat after putting it on like a hat.

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11:11pm Wed 7 May 14

Comment777 says...

What a wonderful picture to embarrass him about when he brings his first girlfriend home. Why would any parent allow such an image to be distributed in local or any other form of media...
What a wonderful picture to embarrass him about when he brings his first girlfriend home. Why would any parent allow such an image to be distributed in local or any other form of media... Comment777
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11:30pm Wed 7 May 14

Smile everyday88 says...

Just another lazy jezza kyle skank who calls uses the government's resources for something so daft....poor child
Just another lazy jezza kyle skank who calls uses the government's resources for something so daft....poor child Smile everyday88
  • Score: -3

8:21am Thu 8 May 14

Beckifish89 says...

Smile everyday88 wrote:
Just another lazy jezza kyle skank who calls uses the government's resources for something so daft....poor child
"Sorry son i cant ring the fire service cause that shallow minded idiot on Bolton news website says its a waste of resources" what was she supposed to do? Leave him with a potty on his head ? Welcome to the real world ! Hes a toddler, toddlers do things in the blink of an eye without thinking about the consequences! Do you know this girl to call her a "jezza kyle skank" or are you another idiot who presume all mums sit and claim benefits ! Loser !
[quote][p][bold]Smile everyday88[/bold] wrote: Just another lazy jezza kyle skank who calls uses the government's resources for something so daft....poor child[/p][/quote]"Sorry son i cant ring the fire service cause that shallow minded idiot on Bolton news website says its a waste of resources" what was she supposed to do? Leave him with a potty on his head ? Welcome to the real world ! Hes a toddler, toddlers do things in the blink of an eye without thinking about the consequences! Do you know this girl to call her a "jezza kyle skank" or are you another idiot who presume all mums sit and claim benefits ! Loser ! Beckifish89
  • Score: 7

10:17am Thu 8 May 14

Smile everday is a tosser says...

Smile everyday88 wrote:
Just another lazy jezza kyle skank who calls uses the government's resources for something so daft....poor child
Ha you judgemental ****, and what else would you expect her to do when the child in distress? Just leave the potty stuck round his neck? As someone who works and pays taxes and who pays council tax every month, I think we're very much in our right to use the emergency services we pay for
[quote][p][bold]Smile everyday88[/bold] wrote: Just another lazy jezza kyle skank who calls uses the government's resources for something so daft....poor child[/p][/quote]Ha you judgemental ****, and what else would you expect her to do when the child in distress? Just leave the potty stuck round his neck? As someone who works and pays taxes and who pays council tax every month, I think we're very much in our right to use the emergency services we pay for Smile everday is a tosser
  • Score: 9

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