A FLOOD alert was issued this afternoon for the River Thames through Abingdon.

The alert applies along the river southwards to Little Wittenham. Alerts were isued earlier on the Thames in the west of the county and through Oxford.

Householders and businesses should take preparations against flooding in case water levels in the river continue to rise.

For the latest information on flooding alerts, see the Environment Agency website or call the Floodline on 0845 988 1188.