A suspected burglar had to be rescued by firefighters after getting stuck for six hours with his legs hanging out of a window.The unidentified man had been attempting to enter a house in Bow, east London.

The homeowner discovered him dangling through his window and called police.

The would-be housebreaker had reportedly become stuck between 2am and 3am on Tuesday.
Amused spectators watched as the man was freed at around 8.30am.

A Scotland Yard spokesman said: "It appears the resident had come down and found the man.

He was stuck half-in, half-out.

"The man was eventually freed by London Fire Brigade who apparently removed the window frame.

"The man, aged 36, was unhurt and has been arrested on suspicion of burglary."

The burglar apparently emerged unscathed, wearing only tracksuit bottoms, and was taken off to a local police station.

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