The bodies of two people have been found in a swollen river, police said.

A member of the public spotted a woman's body on a sandbank in the River Clywedog, near Wrexham, North Wales, shortly after 5pm last night.

It is understood the woman was a 27-year-old from the local area.

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In Scotland the river Tweed bursts its banks in the centre of Peebles


As a result of police searches connected to the discovery, a second body, thought to be a man, was found in the river in the early hours of today.

A spokesman for North Wales Police said: "Inquiries are ongoing. It is believed to be linked to the discovery of a woman's body yesterday evening. This has yet to be confirmed."

The River Clywedog was swollen yesterday following heavy rain and North Wales Fire Service's water recovery team had been assisting the search.

Police say they are treating the deaths as unexplained and have appealed for witnesses.

A fire service spokeswoman described the river as "fast flowing" yesterday and warned people to be careful when approaching waterways following extreme weather.

She said: "Rivers may appear safe but fast flowing currents are dangerous."

The news comes after September storms battered the UK.

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