Topsham firefighters called to help flood-trapped pensioner

TOPSHAM and Exeter firefighters on Saturday evening received reports an elderly woman was stuck in a car in floodwater.

TOPSHAM and Exeter firefighters on Saturday evening received reports an elderly woman was stuck in a car in floodwater.

When the crews arrived at Sowton Village, they found the pensioner was free from the car.

A fire brigade spokesperson said: "One elderly woman was released prior to the arrival of the fire service from a car stuck in floodwater on the public highway.