A man who had become locked inside the porch of a house in Rickmansworth had to be rescued by fire fighters.

A crew from Rickmansworth was called to Harefield Road at 1.30pm today after the man, who was looking after a house for a friend, became trapped between in porch and front doors.

Luckily the man had a key for the back door, and after posting it through the letterbox to a waiting fire fighter, he was released.