Storm Dennis: Parts of the Midlands underwater after hours of heavy rain

Parts of the Midlands are underwater after Storm Dennis brought hours of heavy rain and strong winds.

Two severe flood warnings were issued in Tenbury Wells in Worcestershire, meaning water levels there pose an immediate threat to life.

More rain is expected over the next 12 hours, with river levels set to peak on Sunday afternoon.

The heavy rain has caused several rivers and streams to burst their banks, flooding roads and making driving impossible.

In Solihull, a silver Vauxhall Astra was abandoned in two and a half feet of flood water at Henwood Ford close to Catherine-de-Barnes.

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The floodwater has also affected farmers across the region.

Richard Newbold in Hose in Leicestershire woke up to find his farm completely submerged and says the flooding there is the worst he has seen in 25 years.