Firefighters are currently on a rescue mission to free people trapped in the flood waters.

Boats and firefighters have been called to help 30 people trapped in a school bus stuck in the flood waters near York.

Emergency crews are carrying out the operation in the Newton-on-Ouse and Tollerton area.

The North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service tweeted: “Fire crews have now assisted the occupants of the bus at Newton-on-Ouse on to another bus.”

It is unclear whether the 30 passengers are adults or children.

Recent floods in Yorkshire, Cumbria and Scotland have caused millions of pounds of damage, with rescue services working around the clock to help people evacuate their homes and villages.