THE face of the Environment Agency for the county has a swollen face after being stung by a flying insect.

Dave Throup is the Environment Agency manager for Herefordshire and Worcestershire and is very much at the forefront of flood relief efforts over the years.

Mr Throup tweeted: "Bee/wasp 1 - Dave 0."

The image posted showed a partially closed right eye and swollen cheek.

In 2014, he was hailed a "hero" for helping residents battle flooding and he even has a Twitter page dedicated to him @DaveThroupFanClub, which has nearly 2000 followers.