Headline of the day

Who said black pudding’s not good for you?

It’s our headline of the day, courtesy of Devon Live.

Butcher Chris McCabe was trapped in the -20C walk-in freezer after the wind blew the door shut and the release button was frozen solid.

So what did he do? He grabbed a foot-long 1.3kg black pudding, obviously.

“Black pudding saved my life, without a doubt. No one could hear me banging because it is outside, round the back of the shop.

“The black pudding was the best thing to hit the button with because it was the right shape. I used it like the police use battering rams to break door locks in, that’s what I did with the black pudding.

“It was solid, pointed and I could get plenty of weight behind it. I’m lucky really, we sell about two or three each week and that was the last one in there.”