A strain of “super-gonorrhoea” could spread across the UK and there is an increasing risk the disease could become untreatable. Doctors have expressed “huge concerns” over recent outbreaks of drug-resistant versions of the superbug across the UK. The spread seems to have started by affecting straight couples. More recently, cases have been identified in gay men too.

In December, GPs already warned cases of drug-resistant strains of the infectious disease had been reported in Leeds, Oldham, Macclesfield and Scunthorpe. Public Health England (PHE) admitted attempts to contain the spread have been of “limited success”, despite efforts to track down sexual partners of those infected. FULL REPORT