Hundreds of fish in a lake were killed by heavy rainfall, according to experts.

Environment Agency officials visited Caldecotte Lake in Milton Keynes on Monday, after reports of huge numbers of dead fish floating in the water in a section of the lake.

Experts investigating what may have caused the death of the fish have concluded that recent heavy rainfall may be to blame.

It is suspected that heavy downpours washed pollutants into the water.

Bucks Free Press:

A spokesman for the Parks Trust, which runs the lake, said: “The Environment Agency carried out tests which show the oxygen levels indicate the water is of an acceptable quality.

“They believe the fish mortality was due to minor pollutants entering the water as a result of the heavy rain we had over the weekend.

“But they believe this only impacted a certain section of the lake – the outfall where the fish were likely taking shelter.”

Dog walkers have been advised not to let their pets into the water at the lake until the cause was known.