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Body found in search for pensioner who went missing in Storm Angus

Police have found a body in the search for a 69-year-old man who went missing in severe flooding during Storm Angus.

Officers recovered a car believed to belong to Russell Sherwood in Neath, South Wales, on Tuesday.

Enquiries to identify the body will follow in due course.

Mr Sherwood’s family have been informed of the discovery and are being updated and supported by specially trained officers.

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Cars submerged in water as flooding hits south west

Several cars have been submerged in water as flooding hit parts of the south west of England.

Cars submerged in water after flooding in Bristol. Credit: Lee Gitsham/PA Wire

Wet weather is expected to sweep across the south west and move northwards over the next 24 hours, causing damage and disruption on already saturated ground.

Wet weather is expected to sweep across the south west as rain falls on already saturated ground. Credit: Lee Gitsham/PA Wire

The Environment Agency said it is preparing to put up temporary defences "where necessary", and added that rivers have been cleared to ensure water can flow freely.

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