Stockton floods: Lifeboat crews rescue people from homes

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Families in Stockton-on-Tees were rescued by boat after a deluge of rain flooded their homes.

Volunteers from the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) were called to the Bishopton Road area of the town.

Gareth Wilson, RNLI training divisional inspector for the north, said: "We were working in an area where a beck had broken its banks, flooding nearby streets and homes.

"The people we have already rescued were distressed and very pleased to be taken out of their houses."

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