May 22 2013 Latest news:
Lizzie Dearden, Reporter
Monday, February 11, 2013
Mayor of London Boris Johnson has called for councils to tackle “growing problem” of urban foxes after a baby was attacked in Bromley.
Four-week-old Denny Dolan was thought to be dragged from his cot by a fox on February 6, before his mother beat the animal off.
He is recovering in hospital, where he was treated for hand and facial injuries.
Mr Johnson called foxes a “pest and a menace” in cities.
He added: “This sort of attack, though terrible, is rare, but we must do more to tackle the growing problem of urban foxes.
“This must serve as a wake up call to London’s borough leaders, who are responsible for pest control.
“They must come together, study the data, try to understand why this is becoming such a problem and act quickly to sort it out.”
Mr Johnson has not gone into specifics but options include a cull of the animals.
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