North Wales Fire and Rescue Service has confirmed that around 8,000 birds are believed to have died as a result of a fire on a poultry farm in Anglesey.

The fire service said it was called to a fire in an industrial unit housing poultry shortly after 5.30am this morning (Tuesday, May 30).

Fire crews from Amlwch, Benllech and Menai Bridge attended the scene of the fire, North Wales Fire and Rescue Service. The team outlined that the cause of the fire was accidental.

Arson investigation

Northamptonshire Police also launched an investigation into a case of suspected arson in west Northamptonshire last week.

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The fire, which caused an estimated £50,000 worth of damage, broke out in a barn between 8:00p.m and 10:00p.m on Tuesday, May 16.

The barn on Warkworth Road, Middleton Cheney, was left destroyed, along with around 300 large straw bales which were stored inside it.

Northamptonshire Police appealed for information over the weekend and said that it was being treated as a “deliberate act” and urged anyone with information about the incident to come forward.

Anyone with information about the arson is asked to call Northamptonshire Police on 101, or by contacting FireStoppers anonymously by phone or online.