Boris Johnson was rescued by firefighters after getting wedged between a fence and a shed in Twickenham yesterday.

He was said to be a ‘bit distressed’ before howling and whimpering as a fire crew came to his rescue.

“He was unable to make a U-turn,” said Guy Pedilham, watch manager for the London Fire Brigade.

“But he wasn’t injured and was very friendly with the crew once rescued, wagging his tail.”

The dog, a shihpoo named after the Government’s foreign secretary, was stuck in a garden in Trafalgar Road on Monday afternoon (July 25).

He added: “Never mind Brexit, it looks like this dog was trying to make a shedxit.”

The London Fire Brigade were called shortly after 6pm and the incident was over at 6:21pm, with a crew from Twickenham fire station attending the scene.

While the brigade does respond to some emergency animal rescues, people are advised to phone the RSPCA first if an animal is injured or in distress.

The RSPCA’s 24 hour helpline number is 0300 1234 999 or you can visit

If the RSPCA needs the help of our firefighters once they have assessed the incident, they will call us.