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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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Environment Agency urges public to stay safe around rivers

The Environment Agency (EA) has urged the public stay safe around rivers and not to drive through flood water, as rain battered many parts of the country.

Chris Francis, of the EA, told ITV News that rivers in the south west of England are "very swollen" due to heavy rain, so people should remain very cautious.

"We've had so much rain, and debris in the river has got caught up with all the flooding," he said.

"Hopefully the rain should stop soon. The water seems to be flowing clearly under the river now, so it should start to recede fairly soon."

Mr Francis added that EA teams have been dispatched to respond to reports of flooding in the region, and have been checking rivers and bridges to help ensure public safety.

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