The UK’s chief veterinary officer has confirmed H5N8 avian flu in a small flock of chickens at a farm near Haltwhistle, Northumberland.
A 3km Protection Zone and a 10km Surveillance Zone have been put in place around the infected premises to limit the risk of the disease spreading.
The flock contains about 35 birds. A number have died and the remaining live birds at the premises are being humanely culled. A full investigation is under way to determine the source of the infection.