Bromley residents back fox cull after attack on Denny Dolan

PUBLISHED: 10:03 13 February 2013 | UPDATED: 10:03 13 February 2013

Would you support a cull on foxes?

Would you support a cull on foxes?

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Residents have backed a fox cull mooted by a Bromley councillor following the attack on a four-week-old baby in Downham.

Cllr Tim Stevens, cabinet member for public protection and safety, says a “limited cull” across south-east London should be considered.

“Before any action is taken there needs to be backing from all 32 boroughs and the surrounding boroughs in Kent and Surrey too,” he added.

Baby Denny Dolan had his finger torn off when a fox made its way into his house in Dagonet Road last week.

Roger Stenning, of Hayes Lane, Bromley, said: “It’s vitally important to remember they’re not cute and cuddly domesticated pets – they’re wild animals.

“Attacks on humans cannot be tolerated. If a fox attacks a human, we must find that fox and kill it.”

Another resident, who wished to remain anonymous for fear of reprisals also supports a cull after a fox made its way into her home through a catflap in Murray Avenue, Bromley.

She said: “Luckily I managed to chase it while it was just in my hallway and it ran straight out. I never thought they were a big problem, but now it’s to the point where something must be done."

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