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Flood warning for homes north of Cambridge

The Environment Agency has issued a flood warning for Oakington near Cambridge. Credit: PA Images

The Environment Agency has issued a flood warning for homes in the village of Oakington north of Cambridge.

As heavy rain continues to fall the Agency says properties and low lying areas around Oakington and Westwick will start to flood from around 4am on Wednesday 28 June.

"Heavy rain is currently falling in the Cottenham Lode catchment and will continue throughout the night (Tuesday 27 June).

"Cottenham Lode is reacting to the rain and is forecast to rise through the night.

"Properties and low lying areas around Oakington and Westwick will start to flood from around 4am Wednesday 28 June. Properties are advised to install their property level protection now.

"Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings."

– Environment Agency
Area covered by the Environment Agency Flood warning at Oakington north of Cambridge. Credit: Environment Agency

There are lower level flood alerts in other parts of the Anglia region:

  • River Stort and Stansted Brook Catchment in Hertfordshire and Essex
  • Bear Brook and tributaries in the Aylesbury area, including Wendover and Weston Turville in Buckinghamshire


11-year-old boy dies after suffering 'awful' burns at rail depot

The incident happened at the Rail Freight Depot just north of Daventry. Credit: ITV News Anglia

An 11-year-old boy has died after he suffered serious electrical burns at a rail depot in Northamptonshire.

The British Transport Police has confirmed the incident happened at the Daventry International Rail Freight Depot shortly after 5pm on Tuesday afternoon.

Paramedics, including the air ambulance, were all sent to the scene but the boy couldn't be saved.

His death is currently being treated as unexplained and an extensive investigation is now underway.

Our thoughts are with the family of this young boy during what must be an incredibly difficult time. I have specially trained officers supporting the family as they try to come to terms with this awful news.

Our focus is now fixed on understanding exactly what happened and how this young boy came to receive these awful injuries. Therefore, I would be looking to hear from anyone who may have seen a young boy enter this depot at around 5pm.

If you were in the area or have any information, no matter how small, please do get in touch as soon as possible. The family will be desperate for answers and we will be working tirelessly to get them answers they will be seeking.

– Detective Inspector Gareth Davies, British Transport Police

Anyone with any information is asked to get in touch by sending a text to 61016 or by calling 0800 40 50 40.

Redmond miss proves costly as England lose on penalties

England looked dejected after watching Redmond miss from the spot. Credit: PA
  • England U21 2-2 Germany U21 (Germany win 4-3 on penalties)

England's hopes of reaching the European Under-21 Championship final were dashed after they lost their semi-final against Germany on penalties.

Former Norwich City winger Nathan Redmond, who now plays for Southampton, missed the decisive spot-kick to send the Germans through as Aidy Boothroyd's side were beaten in the cruelest possible fashion.

England had recovered well from falling behind in the normal 90 minutes as goals from Demarai Gray and Tammy Abraham gave them a 2-1 lead, but Felix Platte's late equaliser took the game to extra-time.

Norwich's Jacob Murphy came on as a substitute but was unable to inspire his team to a winning goal which meant that the match went to penalties.

Lewis Baker, Ben Chilwell and James Ward-Prowse did manage to convert their efforts, but Redmond couldn't follow suit as England's long wait for a penalty shootout win over Germany goes on.

Police warn drivers of flooded roads on commute home

Police released this picture of the Thickthorn roundabout partly underwater Credit: NSRoadsPolicing

Norfolk Police are urging drivers to take care on the roads on their way home.

Heavy rain has left roads waterlogged and made driving conditions tricky.

This picture shows the Thickthorn roundabout.


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