It’s so hot this man got his leg stuck in melted tarmac

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The man from Tyne and Wear was was apparently saved from suffering a broken leg by his granddad’s Doc Martens.

The heatwave hitting the UK and Ireland is so intense that a young man’s leg became stuck in melted tarmac.

Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue had to use a hammer and chisel to free the unidentified 24-year-old in Heaton, Newcastle.

Bins cordon off the area
(Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue)

The rescue service said the man was saved from suffering a broken ankle thanks to his granddad’s Doc Marten shoes.

A spokesman for Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue said: “During the good weather please be mindful things like this can happen – be more aware when you’re walking around.”

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