A locksmith and the police were called out to free Mr Veys from the loo. My Veys says that during his inspection round the door to the toilet suddenly closed and locked.
As the battery to his mobile phone was flat and "the SOS button to the sanitary complex didn't work" he was unable to call for help. Eventually a man that was walking his dog heard Mr Veys' calls for help and was able to contact the police.
The automatic, self-cleansing lavatory was only officially opened last week. Despite his ordeal, Mr Veys plans to continue looking into local residents concerns about the new toilet.