AN ELDERLY man has been rescued by fire crews after becoming tangle up in barbed wire on fields near Keighley.

Operation Steerside officers tweeted that they worked with fire crews to assist the walker in the incident which happened on Friday afternoon off the Aire Valley Road.

They reported that he had been located in a steep gully, extricated by hand, driven across fields in a police 4x4 and then dropped off at hospital for a check-up.

Fire crews from Keighley and Bingley were involved in the incident.