A Fenny Stratford restaurant run by one of the country’s top chefs is under investigation after four guests at a funeral wake suffered salmonella poisoning.

Two of the elderly guests at The Bridge have been seriously ill in hospital for the past three weeks. This week the council’s environmental health department confirmed it was investigating four cases of salmonella poisoning linked to the venue.

A spokesman from Milton Keynes Council said: "We are investigating four cases of salmonella food poisoning linked to The Bridge Restaurant at Fenny Stratford. The business is co-operating with us while we continue our investigations into this case and we cannot therefore say anything further until these investigations are completed."