AN elderly woman was rescued by firefighters after getting locked in a bathroom.

A crew from Pickering was called to the property in Kirkbymoorside just after 8.30am on Saturday.

A spokesperson for North Yorkshire Fire Service said the woman was unable to get out of the bathroom due to a faulty door mechanism.

Firefighters used a door enforcer and tool kit to gain entry, and left the woman in care of paramedics for a precautionary check-up.