Number of E.coli cases increases

Huntley's Country Stores, Samlesbury
Huntley's Country Stores, Samlesbury

The number of confirmed cases of E.coli following an outbreak after a lambing live event in South Ribble has risen.

Public Health England say they now have 14 confirmed cases of the of the O157 infection – 12 children and two adults – who had been to lambing live at Huntley’s Country Stores in Samlesbury.

Last week the health body said there were 11 cases in nine children and two adults.

All of the children are under 10 years old.

An investigation was launched following the outbreak at the popular venue.

All contact between animals and the public at the premises has now ceased.

It is believed the outbreak began before Easter.

Anyone who visited the lambing event at Huntley’s between March 29 and April 24 and is unwell is advised to seek medical advice.