DEFRA have tonight announced the culling of another group of cattle on suspicion of foot and mouth disease. Numbers and location are unknown, but it is within the current protection zone.

“The decision has been taken to slaughter cattle on suspicion of Foot and Mouth Disease on a farm in Surrey. This follows a veterinary inspection of the affected cattle on a parcel of land in the existing Protection Zone. There is no timetable for when laboratory results from these premises will be received,” said DEFRA