The National Farmers Union (NFU) is seeking to gather evidence from farmers and growers impacted by sky lanterns to help campaign for a nationwide ban.

The NFU say Sky lanterns are a serious fire risk, danger to animals and litter the environment and added that since December, more than7,100 people have taken action and encouraged their local council to ban their release lanterns on council-owned land,

To date, more than 160 councils have banned sky lanterns, recognising the danger they pose.

A spokesman said: “We are now looking to gather further evidence on the impact of sky lanterns to be able to take next steps.”

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