Man Dies in Flooding

Retired maths teacher Mike Ellis has died after being swept away in a swollen stream in Shropshire.

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Photograph released of man killed in floods

Named locally as Mike Ellis, died in yesterday's flash flooding Credit: Family photo

A photograph of the man who was killed by flash flooding in Shropshire named locally as Mike Ellis has been released.

A maths teacher from Bittlerley, near Ludlow, Shropshire, he lived in the village with his wife.

Local councillor and farmer Richard Huffer, 50, said he had known Mr Ellis since he was taught by him there decades ago at a secondary near Ludlow.

The man in his 60s was trying to walk across a field in the village of Bitterley when he was swept to his death.

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