Following confirmation of Avian Influenza H5N8 at a farm in Cheshire and Low Pathogenic Avian Influenza (LPAI H5N2) at a small holding in Kent, Agriculture Minister Edwin Poots and DAERA chief vet Robert Huey have urged local poultry keepers to take action.

At the farm in Kent a reported 480 birds were culled, with around 13,000 birds culled in the outbreak at the farm in Cheshire.