A criminal investigation's been launched by the Environment Agency after a pollutant which killed thousands of fish in West Yorkshire was identified. Around 2,500 dead roach, bream and perch were found in Doe Park reservoir in Denholme last month.
The Environment Agency are not naming the substance, but have issued a warning to residents and businesses to dispose of chemicals carefully, and not to pour them down drains.
The Environment Agency's head of the joint emergency management service in Lincolnshire, has today released a statement regarding yesterday's "extraordinarily unusual amount of rainfall, which affected large areas of the county", he also explained what is happening today._
Some residents are suffering from flood water in their homes. We have fire appliances at the scene and there is a co-ordinated agency response.
– David Powell, Environment Agency
In areas of localised flooding we are working with district colleagues, local councils and other agencies to put people back into communities for the clean-up operation to help those affected in East Lindsey and North Kesteven where the worst affected areas appear to be Digby, Timberland and Ruskington. Woodhall Spa, Leasingham, Horncastle and Louth were also affected. There was also a mudslide in Belchford which closed roads but has been cleared by the highways team._
The team said they were thankful that nobody has been seriously hurt during the flash-flooding. Locals can follow live reports from the Lincolnshire Environment Agency team on twitter here.