Police came to the aid of a woman with severe learning difficulties stranded at Scotch Corner last week.
PCSO Dave Alexander and PCSO Connor Mattison, from the Richmondshire Neighbourhood Policing Team, attended after a report that the extremely distressed woman, who had travelled from South Yorkshire, had became stuck at the services.
A spokesperson for North Yorkshire Police said: “After initially having her checked over by paramedics due to health concerns the lady was then escorted all the way home to South Yorkshire by our officers, along with her rather large dog companion.
“The PCSOs would like to pass on their thanks to the staff of the Moto Services at Scotch Corner who fed and watered both the lady and her dog for almost three hours before they were able to get her home.
“They assisted our officers fantastically and their concern for her safety allowed us to safeguard the extremely vulnerable lady.
“Thankfully she is now home safe, well, and most importantly, warm — well done all.”