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Child and mum rescued from freezing water after crash

Car in ditch near South Milford Image copyright West Yorkshire Police
Image caption The woman and child were unhurt but had been "cold and scared", police said

A three-year-old child and her mother have been rescued from freezing water after their car crashed and was left overturned in a ditch.

West Yorkshire Police said the girl and woman had to be freed from the vehicle by officers as it filled with water.

The crash happened on a minor road near South Milford on the border of West and North Yorkshire at about 06:00 GMT.

The woman and child were unhurt but had been "cold and scared", a police spokesperson said.

Officers said conditions on untreated roads in the area had been poor due to ice and freezing fog.

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