As part of an investigation by Public Health England, Gaston Farm near Slindon in West Sussex, was closed to the public on 12 April 2018.

Public Health England received reports of a serious stomach infection from visitors to the farm who attended for lambing between 17 March 2018 and 11 April 2018. The stomach infection has been linked to cryptosporidium which is most likely spread through animal faeces.

The infection is associated with vomiting and diarrhoea, and Public Health England’s South East protection team have warned that care must be taken as it is highly infectious.

Russell-Cooke is investigating the possibility of bringing civil proceedings in negligence on behalf of visitors to the farm who have suffered from cryptosporidium.

"We are concerned that many people, especially families with young children, have been exposed to the risk of cryptosporidium from attending the farm", commented Janice Gardner, partner in the personal injury and negligence team.

"If you or your family visited the farm between 17 March 2018 and 11 April 2018 please contact us and we will be pleased to advise you of your legal rights and discuss with you any possible claim you may have for compensation."

Russell-Cooke offers 'no win, no fee agreements' in suitable cases and also a free first meeting or telephone consultation.