Wet weekend for rain-soaked UK

Britain is bracing itself for more flooding this weekend as forecasters predict further heavy downpours. The Environment Agency says nearly 300 properties have already flooded across the UK since Tuesday.

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90-year-old man missing near River Thames in Berkshire

Thames Valley Police have confirmed that they are looking for a 90-year-old man in Berkshire after his car was discovered near the River Thames at Sonning.

A spokesperson was keen to stress that the search is "not flooding related" but that specialist teams were combing the river bank.

It's understood that the pensioner from Woodley was reported missing at 9am this morning.

The river is quite swollen at the moment following recent heavy rainfall.


Fire fighters tried to resuscitate trapped man

Avon Fire and Rescue Service's specialist swift water rescue team were called to the trapped driver in Chew Stoke in Somerset at 9pm last night. Unfortunately the driver was declared dead after he was freed from his vehicle.

The car trapped in the flooded ford in Chew Stoke Credit: Andrew Lloyd Photography
It's believed the force of the flood waters pushed the car into the bridge Credit: Andrew Lloyd Photography
It's understood that the driver was trying to cross a local ford when he got into difficulty Credit: Andrew Lloyd Photography


Police urge caution while flood waters recede

Cars make their way through flood water on Pershore High Street in Pershore, Worcestershire. Credit: David Davies/PA Wire

West Mercia Police are asking drivers to take extra care while flood waters recede across Worcestershire.

Inspector Ian Massey said "I cannot stress enough how important it is that drivers do not drive through flooded roads or fords as it is impossible to judge how the deep the water is."

Cars make their way through flood water on Pershore High Street in Pershore, Worcestershire. Credit: David Davies/PA Wire

Police preserve the scene after man dies in Somerset

Police officer examines the scene where a man died after his car became trapped in flood water Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

Police officers are trying to gather forensic evidence from the flooded village of Chew Stoke in Somerset after a man died.

It's understood the man was trying to cross a flooded ford when his car became trapped.

A damaged road from flood waters in the Somerset village of Chew Stoke. Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Wire
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