"PULL your finger out and bring them home" was the message from an MP to the British Foreign Office as he battled to return two emergency service workers from Kendal who are stranded in Dubai.

Rosie and Jenny Addison, a nurse and a police officer respectively, have been stuck at Dubai International Airport since Tuesday night, unable to leave and not knowing when they will be able to return to the UK.

Westmorland and Lonsdale MP Tim Farron said: "I’m desperately concerned that Rosie and Jenny haven’t been well taken care of, they haven’t been fed terribly well or terribly often and the information they are getting from the British Consulate is scant if not non-existent.

“My message to the Foreign Office is imagine if these were your daughters going through this horrific experience.

“Let’s make sure we get Rosie and Jenny back home so they can be with their family and out there doing the jobs they love, keeping us safe."

He added his office was "doing everything" it could to bring the sisters home and said staff were on the phone to the Foreign Office and Emirates this morning trying to "get them a flight back as soon as possible."

Mr Farron is also working to bring a number of  other constituents - stranded in destinations such as New Zealand and Colombia - back to the UK.

A spokesman for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office previously said: “We recognise British tourists abroad are finding it difficult to return to the UK because of the unprecedented international travel and domestic restrictions that are being introduced around the world - often with very little or no notice.

“The Government is seeking to keep key transit routes open as long as possible and is in touch with international partners and the airline industry to make this happen.”