One person dies in North Yorkshire mudslide with emergency services urging public to avoid area

​The incident happened in Carlton-in-Cleveland

The incident happened in Carlton-in-Cleveland

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George Bunn

By George Bunn

Published: 22/05/2024

- 18:30

Updated: 22/05/2024

- 19:38

Emergency services are still at the scene in Carlton-in-Cleveland

One person has died in a mudslide on the edge of the North York Moors National Park.

North Yorkshire Police said the mudslide happened at Carlton-in-Cleveland at around 1.15pm, with emergency services still on scene.

A spokesperson from the force said: "We would ask the public to refrain from speculation and spreading unverified information."

It comes as a 24-hour amber warning for rain has been in place across parts of North Wales and north-west England, including Manchester and Liverpool, since midday on Wednesday.

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In a statement, police said: "We are currently responding to a mudslide at Carlton-in-Cleveland. We can confirm that one person has sadly died as a result of the incident. Our thoughts are with their family and friends during this difficult time."

It comes as meteorologist at the Met Office, Tom Morgan, said that the “worst is yet to come”.

He said: “There was a lot of rainfall overnight in the north-west and southern Scotland, as well as in areas such as the Midlands, East Anglia and the Home Counties.

“The wettest area was Drayton Parslow in Buckinghamshire which saw 68.8mm in the last 24 hours. That’s almost a month’s rainfall in one day."


\u200bA flooded field in Warwickshire after heavy rain

A flooded field in Warwickshire after heavy rain


He continued: "For comparison, most other areas have seen an average of half a month’s rain in the same amount of time.

"But there is a lot of rain still to come in the next 12 to 24 hours, particularly in north Wales and north-west England. There could be some flooding in north Wales until midday on Thursday."

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