Another case of bird flu has been found in a flock of turkeys south of the border, Defra has confirmed.
The H5N8 strain of avian flu was confirmed by the UK’s chief veterinary officer in a flock of approximately 19,500 birds at a turkey rearing farm near Boston in Lincolnshire.
Defra said a 3km protection zone and a 10km surveillance zone had been put in place around the infected premises to limit the risk of the disease spreading.
The latest outbreak comes days after another outbreak in a flock of 10,000 pheasants at a farm in Lancashire.
An avian influenza protection zone is currently in place across the UK.
The measures, which remain in force in Scotland until the end of February, require all poultry keepers to keep their birds indoors. There is also a GB-wide ban on poultry shows and gatherings.