A drunk man who was in possession of a hammer fell into a large bush outside Chesterfield magistrates' court, according to police.
Firefighters attended the scene and helped to remove the man from the bush.
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A spokesperson for Chesterfield Safer Neighbourhood Police Team hailed firefighters' efforts, saying: "They don't just save cats from trees."
- Following yesterday's incident, Jamie O'Brien, 44, of Batemoor Road, Sheffield, was charged with two counts of shoplifting and possession of an offensive weapon. He has been remanded to court.