Dozens of residents have fled their homes and shops have been forced to close after a city suburb was invaded by hundreds of thousands of FLIES. The infestation is believed to have been caused by a nearby waste management plant which is under investigation from the council over hygiene practices.

Residents living in the New Zealand area of Derby have been advised to keep windows and doors shut while some have found the fly invasion so unbearable they have fled their homes. On Sunday the problem got so bad a branch of Sainsbury’s Local closed its doors. A sign on the door read: “We will be closed due to the ongoing local fly issue, Please accept our sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused. Morley Street Local Management.” READ MORE