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Torrential downpours hit the Anglia region bringing down trees and causing flooding

A band of torrential rain and strong winds has swept across the Anglia region bringing down trees and causing localised flooding.

The video below shows the rain blowing horizontally across the street in Norwich city centre at 3pm.

Northamptonshire Police have reported very windy conditions across Daventry and South Northants with four reports of fallen trees.

Norfolk Police have issued warnings to drivers via Twitter:

The pink colours on the radar indicate rainfall rates of 8-32 mm per hour. Credit: Met Office

The chart below shows where lightning has struck in the Anglia region in the hour to 1520 hrs.

Lightning strikes in the Anglia region between 2.20 and 3.20 pm on Sunday 30 March 2015 Credit: Met Office

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Police: Storm brings down trees across county

Murder investigation 'top priority' one year after stabbing

James Attfield Credit: ITV News Anglia

Detectives investigating the murder of a father-of-five in Colchester say the investigation remains a top priority, one year on.

James Attfield, who was 33, was found stabbed more than a hundred times in Castle Park on 29 March last year.

More than 100,000 hours of police time and 10 arrests have so far led to no charges.

140 knives have been examined but the murder weapon still hasn't been found.

Stranded container ship rescued after losing engines

A lifeboat stays with the stranded container ship. Credit: RNLI

Lifeboats were called out to a container ship off the coast of Essex which was left drifting in a major shipping lane.

The 260 metre-long ANL Warringa was on its way to Hamburg from Tilbury when it lost power 30 miles off the Essex coast.

Lifeboats from Harwich, and Walton and Frinton stayed with the ship until 11pm last night as a commercial tug from Holland pulled the ship to its destination.

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North 'feeling ok' after concussion

Winger George North says he is "feeling okay" after being knocked out in Northampton's Aviva Premiership clash with Wasps on Friday.

George North says he's 'feeling ok' after clash Credit: PA

North scored two tries in the Saints' 52-30 win but after the second, he was caught on the head by the knee of Wasps forward Nathan Hughes, who was sent off for dangerous play but protested his innocence.

North left the field unconscious and in a neck brace but the club tweeted just before half-time that he was "awake" and the player wrote on his own Twitter account on Saturday that he was "up and about."

"He is okay now; he is up and walking about in the dressing room. It is a knock to his head, which is not good. We will look after him and make sure he comes back when he is right."

– Jim Mallinder, Director of Rugby Northampton

The injury was a worrying sight after North took two blows to the head in his country's RBS 6 Nations clash with England.

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