Firefighters called to break down door to rescue woman who became ill at property in Dorchester

Firefighters were called to break down a door after a woman became ill.


Paramedics attended an address in Wessex Road, Dorchester, last night after a call from a woman with stomach pains.

They called firefighters to gain access to the property. The woman was taken to hospital but is not thought to have been seriously ill.

A spokesman for the South Western Ambulance Service Trust said: “We were called just after 8pm to a 43-year-old woman with stomach pains. She was taken to Dorset County Hospital to be checked over but her illness does not appear to have been serious.”

A spokesman for Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service added: “We were called by the ambulance service at 10pm to an address in Wessex Road where paramedics needed our assistance to gain access to a property. There was a lady inside the property who had been taken ill.

“Firefighters gained access through the front door so the ambulance service could get inside.”

The fire and rescue service posted earlier on their website that they had been requested by police to help gain access to the scene, but the spokesman confirmed it was the ambulance service who had requested access.

A Dorset Police spokesman added that no officers attended the incident.