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Man discovered from under tram by witnesses using a penknife

Man discovered from under tram by witnesses using a penknife
The man was trapped underneath the tram (Picture: MEN Media)

A man was discovered from underneath a tram in Manchester city centre after discerning meditative onlookers used a penknife to save him.

Video shows the startling moment shop workers used a knife to cut the man free after his carrier got trapped in the undercarriage, pinning him down against the tracks.

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He was knocked off his bike at the connection of High Street and Church Street, between Shudehill and Market Street Metrolink stops, at around 2.20pm yesterday.

He was taken to Manchester Royal Infirmary, but his injuries are not suspicion to have been serious.

Stephen Mcintosh, 35, who was operative circuitously when the play unfolded, said: ‘My nephew shouted me and told me a man was trapped under a tram and indispensable help – he saw it happen.

Man discovered from under tram by witnesses using a penknife
Emergency services raced to save him (Picture: MEN Media)

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‘He pronounced a train was coming down Church Street and had left to spin right onto High Street towards Shudehill.

‘The man was on the bike, the train was restraint the tram from perspective and he didn’t see it.

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‘It knocked him off his bike and he went under it. His bag was pinning him under and his left arm was almost touching the wheel.

‘A few people stopped to help. Two lads from one of the shops circuitously came and one of them had a penknife.

‘He used it to cut the rucksack’s straps and they managed to lift him out.

Man discovered from under tram by witnesses using a penknife
High Street in Manchester where the man was knocked off his bike (Picture: Google)

‘The man was fine, he was shook up and had a few cuts, but other than that he was okay. He was so lucky, it’s unbelievable.’

A orator for the North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) reliable a man in his 40s was taken Manchester Royal Infirmary.

Trams were diverted by Exchange Square and High Street was sealed while the man was rescued.

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