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Sun rises over a flooded Staines

Sunrise over a Staines in Surrey this morning may not have provided much comfort to residents whose homes are still underwater.

Police: 'Don't tweet about empty flood homes'

Police have urged people not to advertise that they have left their property empty as they flee the flooding.

Residents swap cars for boats in flooded Weybridge

Residents of Weybridge in Surrey have adopted a new form of transport to get around the flooded streets.


Elderly man dies after gun fired in hunting shop

A man in his eighties has died after a gun was fired at a hunting shop.

Police were called to John Powell Gun Makers in Reigate, Surrey, following the incident at 9.40am.

A Surrey Police spokesman said: "A call was received to say that a gun had been discharged at the John Powell Gun Makers in the town centre.

"A man, believed to be in his eighties, was declared dead at the scene a short time later.

"Detectives from CID are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death assisted by local officers from the Reigate and Banstead Safer Neighbourhood Team, who are also carrying out a number of inquiries in the area.

"Although the investigation is still in the early stages there is nothing to suggest there is any threat to the general public or any third party involvement at this time."

Resident preparing for evacuation 'with crossed fingers'

One resident living a few miles outside Staines says he is waiting "with crossed fingers" to see whether he will be forced to evacuate his home.

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