FIREFIGHTERS have rescued a man after he was trapped by the arm in a pizza mixer in York.

North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service said crews from York, Acomb and Tadcaster went to the incident at commercial premises off Parliament Street at 8.30pm last night.

It said crews released the man using hydraulic spreaders and small tools, and he was then taken to hospital by an ambulance crew.

A Yorkshire Ambulance Service spokeswoman said it send an ambulance, hazardous area response team and rapid response vehicle to the incident at premises in Jubbergate.

She said a man was taken to York Hospital but there were no signs of major trauma.