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Storm Doris warning extended across the Anglia region

The Met Office has extended its amber weather warning for strong winds across most of the Anglia region as Storm Doris sweeps in on Thursday.

An amber warning, which means "be prepared", is rarely issued in the Anglia region.

Areas covered by yellow and amber weather warnings for strong winds on Thursday. Credit: Met Office

The Met Office says: "Whilst the strongest winds look to be only short-lived, damage to structures, interruptions to power supplies and widespread disruption to travel networks are likely, with a danger of injury from flying debris. Trees are also likely to be damaged or blown over."

Most of the Anglia region is under amber alert although the risk is lower in southern parts where there is a yellow "be aware" warning in place.

The weather warning is in force from 6am until 8pm on Thursday 23 February 2017.

Police trying to identify man found dead in the woods

Detectives investigating the sudden death of a man in Hertfordshire are appealing to members of the public to help identify him.

The man, believed to be aged 65-70, was found dead in a wooded area close to Ware lock shortly before 7.30am on Friday 17 February.

He had a black and green mountain bike.

Hertfordshire Police have created an image of the dead man they are trying to identify. Credit: Hertfordshire Police

“The man’s death is not believed to be suspicious at this stage.

"However we are working to identify him and are releasing an image which has been created of him and a description in the hope that someone will know who he is.

“I’d ask anyone, who may know this man to make contact so that we can get in touch with his loved ones and inform them of what has happened.”

– Det Insp Anna Borella, Hertfordshire Police

Police have issued a description of the man:

  • Around 65 to 70 years old
  • Approximately 5ft 7ins tall
  • Slim build and grey/white hair
  • Clean shaven
  • Wearing a dark waist-length jacket, with blue jeans and dark blue casual shoes

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