A TODDLER went to answer a call of nature - and found himself at the centre of a rescue drama.

The youngster had popped into the bathroom at his home at Stanwell Avenue in Birkby at 7am yesterday.

He bolted the door, but could not unlock it and became more and more distressed.

In the end his mum called firefighters who forced the lock and freed him.

A fire service spokesman said: "He was very upset at first, but we then showed him inside the fire engine and he soon calmed down."