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A pud Samaritan ... and a brassica neck

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A Scottish black pudding has saved the life of a Devon butcher. Chris McCabe, 70, became trapped in a walk-in freezer after the door blew shut behind him.

Stranded in temperatures of -20C (-4F), with the door-release button frozen solid, he used the 1.5kg (3.3lbs) blood sausage as a battering ram to free the release mechanism.

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"No-one could hear me banging," he said. "Black pudding saved my life."

Stuck in temperatures capable of killing a human in an hour, the........

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