STANNINGLEY firefighters were so touched by a letter of thanks from a local youngster, they returned the compliment.

The crew said 10-year-old Anya sent the firefighters at Stanningley a letter to say thanks for all their hard work during the Covid-19 pandemic and it made the firefighters smile.

In return the men made out her name using hose reels and sent a pic and a letter offering their own thanks back to her.

They added: "Thanks, Anya, and good luck on becoming a firefighter one day!"