Anger over flood defence progress

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Furious flood victims in Morpeth have hit out at a lack of defences after being forced from their homes for the second time in four years.

Around 90 households had to be evacuated on Tuesday morning due to rising water levels.

It is unclear how many homes and businesses were flooded in the town, but Abbey View, Challoner’s Gardens, Dawson Place and Copper Chare all suffered damage.

There is growing anger that residents have seen little done to protect them since the devastating flood of 2008.