Nottingham

Netherfield School closed for rat control treatment

A Nottinghamshire primary school has been closed until after the half-term break for pest treatment after rat droppings were found.

Netherfield Primary in Gedling will remain closed until 29 October.

Poison has been laid down in the school by environmental health officers as a precaution, a county council spokesman said.

Parents were asked to collect their children from the school on Thursday afternoon.

A statement from the school said: "Having had a risk assessment carried out by pest control, we have been advised to lay poison for a few days as a precautionary measure.

"We very much regret any inconvenience to parents and carers, however, our children's health and safety is of paramount importance."

It is believed the rats could be coming into the school from a nearby railway line.

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