Appeal to south Lincolnshire revellers not to use sky lanterns

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The NFU has issued an urgent appeal to people not to release sky lanterns during tomorrow night’s celebrations.

As part of the NFU’s Love Your Countryside campaign, the public is being reminded of the huge risks they pose.

Evidence has shown that the frames of lanterns can harm or even kill farm animals if they are ingested. That fields of standing crops and buildings are at significant risk of being set alight. Finally, the littering they create is a big problem.

NFU deputy president Minette Batters said: “We realise these lanterns can be quite spectacular but our members know how dangerous they can be. They can harm and even kill farm animals, cause fires to crops and bales of hay and stray.”