Worcester racecourse meeting cancelled after flooding

Worcester racecourse The meet was due to take place on Friday

A race meeting due to take place at Worcester Racecourse has been cancelled due to a waterlogged track, staff say.

An inspection earlier showed areas of the track had not recovered so Friday's meet has been called off.

Clerk of the course Fergus Cameron said: "Although it was mainly dry on Wednesday, the level of the River Severn has risen and there isn't time for the track to recover."

The Environment Agency had issued a flood alert for the River Severn.

All warnings in Worcestershire and Herefordshire have been lifted.

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