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  • 29 July 2013, 15:26

'Fifty Shades' blamed for kinky cuff rescues

Handcuffs /Rex

The erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey is being blamed after London firefighters revealed they had been called out 79 times to free kinky couple from handcuffs.

It prompted fire chiefs to urge couples to "keep the keys to hand" when experimenting with handcuffs during sex games.

British author E L James created a publishing phenomenom with erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey and its sequels, selling more than 70 million copies worldwide.

London firefighter Dave Brown said: "I don't know whether it's the Fifty Shades of Grey effect, but the number of incidents involving items like handcuffs seems to have gone up.

"I'm sure most people will be Fifty Shades of red when our crews arrive."

Other sex-related incidents dealt with by the London Fire Brigade included men with their privates stuck in vacuum cleaners and toasters.

They were among more than 1,300 incidents involving people being trapped in household items in the past three years.