Suspected foot-and-mouth outbreak

DEFRA officials are investigating a possible outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease at a farm in Norfolk.A three-kilometre radius temporary control zone, centred on the village of Hildolveston, near Fakenham, at 3.25pm this afternoon.

DEFRA officials are investigating a possible outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease at a farm in Norfolk.

A three-kilometre radius temporary control zone, centred on the village of Hildolveston, near Fakenham, was declared at 3.25pm this afternoon.

It is understood the animals being tested for the disease are pigs.

Nicola Currie, eastern region director for the Country Land & Business Association, said livestock owners across the East of England would be anxiously awaiting the outcome of the tests.

It comes after initial tests confirmed a new outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in Surrey earlier today.

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