Residents fear after flu shock

RESIDENTS in the village near to the farm hit by bird flu today spoke of their shock and called for more information to be distributed to homes.

RESIDENTS in the village near to the farm hit by bird flu today spoke of their shock and called for more information to be distributed to homes.

Marilyn Hatcher, 53, of Holton, Suffolk, said: “It is frightening for this to have happened on our doorstep.

“Local people will be asking questions. They will want to know how it got there and what is being done about it.

“Older people who might not understand what is going on will be worried and the Government needs to explain to them what is happening.

“They should be putting leaflets through everyone's letterboxes. We want to know what guidelines we should follow and what the risks are.

“If exclusion zones are set up will we be confined to the village? What about our jobs?

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“It's very worrying. We don't know what will happen next. We are going to have to put our trust in Defra. What we are told we have to believe.”

Another resident, Lillian Foreman, 43, said: “I am worried for people who work at the factory. What will happen to them?

“If turkeys started dying on the Tuesday why weren't Defra notified then? I think they should have been notified sooner.”

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