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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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Manchester fire services inundated with flood calls

An incident response unit in Greater Manchester Credit: PA

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service say they have received 120 emergency calls in just two hours as heavy rain has caused flooding in the region.

They have warned people to only dial 999 in an emergency as there is a "high volume" of weather-related calls.

A spokesman said: "Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service's (GMFRS) control operators are receiving a high volume of weather-related calls this evening (Monday) and we ask that people only dial 999 in an emergency.

"In a two hour period (4pm to 6pm) 120 emergency calls were made by people - mostly reporting flooding and weather-related issues."

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