A blind woman and her guide dog were rescued by police after becoming stranded in the snow.

Inspector Stuart Hinks and a colleague were on patrol in their marked police 4x4 when they saw the woman, aged in her 30s with her guide dog on Tuesday at 2pm.

The woman told the officers she had become stranded at the railway station on her way home from work.

Inspector Stuart Hinks, said: "The woman told us she would have struggled to get home without our help in the slippery, snowy conditions."

"She only accepted a lift after we showed her the Braille strip below the crest on our warrant cards to prove we were police officers - this is the first time I have ever used this."