Volunteers have thanked a kind-hearted taxi driver who came to their aid on Mad Friday.

Haven Saints, which is made up of volunteers from different churches, were out on the streets on Friday to provide a helping hand to revellers.

But, they themselves were helped by a taxi driver who drove them across town, free of charge, to help someone in need.

Jackie Harkison, one of the volunteers, said: "We want to say a big thank you to the taxi driver who gave three of us a lift to the Roc bar from the market so we could help someone we had been called to help.

"He did not charge us for this and this meant we got there a lot quicker."

Mad Friday is usually the last Friday for Christmas where people go out to the pubs and club to enjoy the festivities.

Jackie said: "The night was busy and thanks should also go to the ambulance service and the first response vehicle who came to a number of people during the night."

The Haven Saints team, dressed in orange and navy reflective jackets, provide essential items such as bottled water and first aid supplies to people.

Jackie has previously said the team aims to make sure people enjoy themselves and stay safe.

"It's a practical way of showing God's love," she added.