An investigation has been launched after some festivalgoers who attended Wiltshire's biggest music festival fell ill.

It is understood that a small number of cases of diarrhoea were reported after WOMAD, which attracted thousands to Charlton Park last month.

The BBC has reported that The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) South West, Wiltshire Council and WOMAD are working together to investigate.

Dr Alasdair Wood from UKHSA South West told the broadcaster that investigations are ongoing to establish any "common links" between those affected.

"People have reported experiencing diarrhoea, stomach cramps and a high temperature," he said.

"People who become unwell with symptoms of diarrhoea and vomiting need to drink plenty of fluids to stay hydrated and should stay off work, education and childcare settings until symptoms have stopped for two days, as this is when you're most infectious," he added. 

Members of the public have been advised to wash their hands thoroughly when handling food and after using the toilet to help prevent the spread of infection. 

Anyone who may be experiencing symptoms that do not settle after two days is also strongly advised to call their GP or NHS 111.

The festival took place at the venue near Malmesbury between 27-30 July, with Bombay Bicycle Club and The Cinematic Orchestra among the names performing.