Woman, 33, rescued from Leeds Liverpool canal in middle of the night



Police have cordoned off an area of the Leeds-Liverpool Canal in west Leeds after a woman was rescued from the water in the early hours of yesterday morning.

West Yorkshire Police has confirmed that a 33-year-old woman was pulled from the canal near Viaduct Road, Armley, yesterday morning just before 12.40am.

The woman was taken to hospital by the emergency services with non-lifethreatening injuries as a precaution.

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service was called to the scene by the police to rescue the woman, who was found semi-submerged on top of an old sunken barge.

A cordon remained in place yesterday as officers sought to determine how the woman ended up in the water and whether any further action was needed.

A spokesman for West Yorkshire Police said: “A scene is in place while officers establish the circumstances surrounding the incident.”

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