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Flooding in New Brighton: Wirral clean-up starts

Flooding in New Brighton
Image caption Flooding on the waterfront left cars and businesses partly submerged by sea water

A major clean-up has started in Wirral after shops in New Brighton's shopping complex were flooded following strong winds and the high tide.

Flooding on the waterfront left cars and businesses partly submerged by sea water.

A man who was stranded on the sea wall after being cut off by fast-flowing tidal water was rescued by firefighters late on Thursday night.

Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service said he was unharmed.

In Knowsley, a man in his 50s remains in a serious condition in hospital after a 60ft (18m) tree fell in high winds.

He was injured when the tree landed on two cars and a house in Old Meadow shortly after 10:30 GMT.

Mersey Ferries have said there will be no ferry service on Friday morning and a bus replacement will be in operation from Seacombe to Hamilton Square.

Many roads across Merseyside also remain closed due to flooding.

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