Stamford Bridge cleans up after rain caused flooding

The River Derwent burst its banks following heavy rainfall

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Residents of Stamford Bridge have been cleaning up after the River Derwent burst its banks following heavy rainfall.

The Environment Agency (EA) issued a flood warning on Thursday night after 40mm of rain fell in the area.

About 12 people staying at one caravan park in the town were asked to leave for their own safety.

Two pumps were use at the scene and the Environment Agency said river levels were dropping.

The nearby Swordsman Inn was also flooded with a "couple of inches" of water, according to the manager Richard Goodwin, but this has been pumped out and the public house is being cleared up.

Mr Goodwin said: "We're used to it now.

"As soon as the pumps start in half an hour half this water will be gone and we just clean up."

The area is still on a flood warning, according to the Environment Agency.

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