Flash flooding hits region

Flash flooding hit parts of Essex like here in Hockley. Photo: ITV News Anglia

Heavy rain has caused flash flooding in parts of the region.

Essex was badly hit, with the county's Fire and Rescue Service called to more than 300 flooding incidents overnight.

Shoeburyness had 48mm in just four hours on Saturday, with some places recording the most rainfall in a single day in the region for six years.

The waters were so high in the village of Hockley that vehicles were getting stranded on one of the main roads.

In one dramatic case caught on camera three children were pulled to safety by brave rescuers as 4x4 car got submerged on a flooded road..