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An Asian hornet has been spotted in Berkshire, the first confirmed sighting of the invasive species in the UK since September last year.

The hornet, which poses a risk to honey bees, was spotted in Ascot, according to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).

Identification of the insect, which is smaller than the European hornet, was confirmed by the National Bee Unit.

Beekeepers and members of the public are urged to report further sightings.

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