Real People magazine story
Oh dear what can the matter be … mum and daughter are locked in the lavatory for OVER A DAY after lock jams…
Forced to make a bed out of towels but luckily there was water.
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Claire Moses and her daughter Sophie, three, were forced to sleep in their bathroom … after being locked in for 26 hours.
Single mum Claire was forced to make a bed out of towels after the lock jammed.
The pair were finally rescued by firefighters from the tiny window-less room after a neighbour heard Claire yelling for help.
The drama happened on a saturday afternoon when Claire’s older children had gone to stay with friends for the weekend.
She says: “I went to the loo and my daughter followed me in. But when we came to open the door it had snapped shut and the lock had broken off inside.”
Calls for help went unheard and the pair ended up staying overnight in the bathroom in their modern three bed semi.
Luckily on Sunday afternoon a neighbour popped over and rang the doorbell.
Says Claire: “When I heard the bell ring I shouted at the top of my voice and thankfully she heard.”
She rang the firebrigade who rescued Claire and her daughter.
Claire adds: “I didn’t have my phone on me because I’d gone into the loo and obviously we went starving because there was no food. Luckily of course we had water to drink.
“But because there is no window in the bathroom we didn’t even know what time of day it was. Looking back I can see the funny side of it, but at the time it was terrifying.”
Claire wanted her story to be printed to warn others to check the types of locks used on their doors.
She was delighted that it was printed on the front page of Real People magazine and happy with her fee, which made the locked in the lavatory experience not so bad after all…
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