Environment Agency denies staff withdrawn after 'abuse'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.

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'Never an excuse for abuse' after Wraysbury claims

A Department for Communities and Local Government spokeswoman said "there is never an excuse for verbal abuse" after reports that Environment Agency staff were criticised by people in Wraysbury.

The flooding will be extremely stressful for all involved, but there is never an excuse for verbal abuse.

Ministers have publicly praised the hard work of the on-the-ground Environment Agency staff in challenging times.

– A Department for Communities and Local Government spokeswoman

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