Norovirus sends UK campers packing

"At night all you could hear was vomiting from every corner. I’ve never experienced anything like it. People were simply zipping up their tents and leaving — they just wanted to get out of there.”

That’s the dream lede for a post, although probably not pleasant for some 150 campers stricken at a North Devon campsite.

"Almost every tent on the site was affected. There were so many sick children — it was an awful sight to witness.”

North Devon Council said the owners took the decision to close the campsite.

The site has a private water supply which has been closed off due to possible contamination.