‘Large’ snake spotted in Clayhall

A “large” snake was seen by a man in his Clayhall garden yesterday.

The resident, who lives in Strafford Avenue, reported the sighting to the Metropolitan Police.

A Redbridge Council statement said: “While snakes are not normally dangerous, residents are asked to take care and, if they see a large snake, it should be reported to the RSPCA on 0300 1234 999.”

If you have any further information about the sighting, email zjan.shirinian@archant.co.uk, or call 020 8477 3806.

More to follow.