EA denies pulling out staff from Wraysbury after 'abuse'

The Environment Agency (EA) has denied that it is pulling staff out of flood-hit Wraysbury after reports they suffered abuse from members of the community.

Residents pull a boat through flooding in Wraysbury, Berkshire, yesterday. Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

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David Murphy, an EA flood risk manager, was asked by ITV News' Lewis Vaughan Jones whether the agency was removing staff from the area and he replied: "Not at all, we are here."

When asked about the rumours that staff had been abused by members of the community, Mr Murphy replied: "If that has happened, it was an isolated incident...if it happened."

He added: "We are working with the community and with the emergency services to provide advice and help."

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Environment Agency denies staff withdrawn after 'abuse'

The Environment Agency (EA) has denied that it is pulling staff out of flood-hit Wraysbury after reports they suffered abuse from members of the community.