Oh, rats! Tower Hamlets tops table for rodent complaints
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Tower Hamlets received the most reports of rodents than any other London borough in the last five years, figures reveal.
The borough logged 30,000 complaints about rats and mice since 2012, an average of 16 a day.
Around 186,000 reports were recorded in the capital’s boroughs, according to figures obtained by Freedom of Information request.
“London’s crawling – and the problem is getting worse,” said London Assembly member Susan Hall, who compiled a report.
Brent and Camden followed Tower Hamlets as the worst boroughs for rat complaints, with 19,978 and 13,558 respectively.
Complaints rose by 10 per cent between 2015/16 and the last financial year.
Ms Hall said a “co-ordinated approach” led by the Mayor was needed to avoid “our city being overrun by rats like Paris and Harrow”.
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The council says it offers free pest services for rat complaints.