E. Coli Outbreak

Seven people have been infected with a strain of E coli after visiting an area Sutton Park in Sutton Coldfield.

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Precautionary posters up in Sutton Park after E. coli outbreak

Head of Parks, Darren Share, from Birmingham City Council Credit: ITV Central

The Head of Parks at Birmingham City Council is hoping the recent outbreaks of e.coli at Sutton Parks won't keep people away from the area.

Seven patients including five children under the age of 8, have been infected with E. coli O157 in recent weeks. At least one is known to have been hospitalised.

Darren Share, Head fo Parks at Birmingham City Council, said: "Come along to the park but take precaution.

"We have signs up telling people what to do. Please wash your hands and make sure that children, especially those under eight, are kept away from grazing animals. Also look after your pets."

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