Flooding as River Avon breaks its banks

The scene at Bidford today, a flooded playground can be seen in the background Credit: Dennis Stinton

The River Avon has overflowed its banks as these pictures show here in Bidford-on-Avon.

The pictures were taken by a member of the public as the river levels continued to rise.

The scene at Bidford as the River Avon broke its banks earlier today Credit: Dennis Stinton

Many parts of the Midlands are flooded today, firefighters in Northamptonshire have dealt with more than 70 flood related incidents.

The bridge over the Avon was reportedly closed for most of today Credit: Dennis Stinton

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Midlands Flooding

Floods have hit areas across the Midlands, flooding homes and roads - creating traffic chaos. No more rain is forecast today but there are still flood warnings in place.