Published: 30/06/2005, Volume II5, No. 5962 Page 13

Hundreds of members of the public and press descended on Worcester earlier this month to take part in Exercise Hercules.

The scenario, organised by the Health Protection Agency, West Midlands South strategic health authority and South Worcestershire primary care trust, was a test of the area's response to a covert biological attack by setting up a mass distribution centre.

Here Dr Sue Ibbotson (centre), regional director of West Midlands Health Protection Agency, gives an 'interview' to a volunteer news team.