LITTLE Millie Ellis gave her mum the shock of her life ... after getting her leg stuck in the metal frame of her bed.
Millie, three, was on a bunk bed when she got her right leg stuck between the bars and couldn’t get it free again.
After trying unsuccessfully to get her daughter out, even with the help of around 20 of her neighbours, Millie’s mum Suzanne Whitfield called the fire brigade.
Fortunately, Millie escaped from her half-hour ordeal without so much as a scratch, much to the relief of her parents - and can now laugh about her ordeal.
Suzanne, 31, of Stanley Place, Scholes said: “I was putting some clothes away in the next room when I heard my son Regan shout that Millie was stuck.
“He’s quite a nervous child and he was definitely panicking a bit.
“I tried to get into the shed to get an Allen key to free her but my partner was out and it’s a bit of a funny lock to open.
“I’ve never been so scared in all my life. It lasted about an hour but to me it seemed much, much longer. I was panicking, phoning up everyone on our street. They all came down, there must have been about 30 people in the house, it was full.
“The fire brigade were lovely and they got her out straight away.”
Despite escaping with nothing more serious than a red mark, Suzanne says the incident has shaken Millie up.
She said: “I think it scared her more than anything.
“I don’t think she’ll be going on the top bunk again, anyway,
“We’ll have to block those bars off as well. They don’t look like a problem but because Millie’s so slim she wasn’t able to get her leg back again.”
Watch Commander Mike Wilding of Wigan Fire Service said: “She was crying when we got there but we got her out in about 10 minutes and then she was fine.
“When we left she was laughing about it and she didn’t even have a scratch.
Children can easily get their limbs into gaps but getting them out again can be a difficult matter, and they can panic.”