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Southeastern Train Passenger Steven Staples Tweets For Help After Getting Stuck In Toilet

18/05/2015 16:19 BST | Updated 18/05/2015 16:59 BST

Picture the scene: You’ve been caught short and you have to go to the loo on the train.

Not great.

But you find your way into a stall, perform the necessary procedures and prepare to make your way back to your seat.

Except the door won’t open. Try as you might, that sucker is stuck fast.

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Not the best place to be imprisoned (file picture)

Which is exactly what happened to poor old Steven Staples, who took to Twitter to pitifully report: “I’m stuck in a toilet – just pulling to Elephant and Castle, please help. Going to Orpington.”

Luckily for him however, this did not morph into a torturous day of riding around in a cramped, sweaty train toilet before being rescued by firemen.

Southeastern was quick to respond, asking where and when the 38-year-old had boarded the train.

A stricken Staples continued: “Please try and be quick, it’s not a great smell,” as the rail network attempted to get hold of the driver of the train.

But Twitter cannot claim credit for the eventual rescue – which was carried out by a little girl.

Here is Steven’s story.