Asian hornet's nest near Tetbury found and destroyed

After the first Asian hornet in the UK was spotted near Tetbury in Gloucestershire last month, experts were called in to try to find a nest.

They found it 55ft (17m) up a tree and treated it with a pesticide, which killed the insects.

Defra said there had been no further sightings nearby since - although a three-mile surveillance zone remains in place.

A spokesman said there had been more than 1,000 reported sightings of Asian hornets in the UK recently, but almost all had turned out to be a different species.

Experts say the insects need to be killed because they are a threat to our native honey bees.