IMPRESSIVE time lapse footage shows how rising River Severn levels have encroached on Bewdley in recent days.

Footage from Farson Digital Water Cams shows how the river level has increased since Monday, before breaching the flood defences on Tuesday.

The river level peaked this afternoon, with the peak measuring 5.33m.

A severe flood warning, meaning a risk to life, remains in place.

The footage can be viewed below.