A MAN in his mid-20s had to have a pair of handcuffs cut off his hands by fire crews after a prank went wrong.

The fire service were called to Plantation Square, in Accrington, at around 12.10am on Sunday, after the handcuffs had been stuck for around an hour and a half.

They had to take the man back to the station to use specialist cutting equipment to remove the handcuffs.