School children from the Leeds area have named 12 of Leeds City Council’s 30 gritting lorries.

As well as Nicole Saltslinger and Usain Salt, the pupils came up with Salter Clause, Gertie, Blizzer and Snow Patrol.

The council is visiting all the eight schools that provided winning entries to reward the children with special gift prizes and the chance to the gritters and how they work.

Cllr Helen Hayden, Leeds City Council's executive member for infrastructure and climate, said: ‘I’ve enjoyed presenting some of the winners of our “Name the Gritter” competition. I particularly liked Bob and Nicole Saltslinger names suggested. I’d like to thank all the children from schools across Leeds, who provided some really creative names for our winter service gritters.

‘The council’s highways team ensure Leeds roads are safe and clear during the snow and freezing temperatures every year, and now looking forward to see some of the named gritters helping ensure residents can get around safely this winter.’