River Wear bursts its banks in Durham

Durham, opposite the racecourse.
Durham, opposite the racecourse.
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The Wear has bursts its banks at Durham, flooding into pathways and sparking fears for homes and businesses.

Durham Constabulary tweeted earlier that the swollen river was also about to breach defences near the Raddison Blu on Durham's riverside.

Both Durham and Northumbria Police forces have been assisting with floods and issuing warnings as the North East continues to suffer heavy rainfall.