The RSPCA fears this fireworks season could be the worst in decades as more people opt for displays at home as public events have been cancelled. 

The charity is concerned that, due to the Rule of Six, there will be lots of smaller displays taking place over weeks, spreading out fireworks noise and causing prolonged distress for animals.

Dr Mark Kennedy of the RSPCA said: “We’d urge people to be considerate and keep neighbours with animals, including those with nearby horses and other livestock, informed of plans well in advance so they can make preparations to reduce the stress to their animals.”