RSPCA reassures East End residents over fox attack

ANIMAL welfare bosses have moved to reassure the people of Tower Hamlets after a fox attack in the neighbouring borough of Hackney. Residents were alarmed after nine-month old twins, Isabella and Lola Koupparis, were mauled by a fox as they slept in an

ANIMAL welfare bosses have moved to reassure the people of Tower Hamlets after a fox attack in the neighbouring borough of Hackney.

Residents were alarmed after nine-month old twins, Isabella and Lola Koupparis, were mauled by a fox as they slept in an upstairs bedroom at their home.

But the RSPCA say there is no danger of a similar attack taking place in Tower Hamlets.

A spokesman said: "We have never heard of anything like this happening round here, and it's not something we would expect to come across."

Helen Galland, from Spitalfields City Farm, said: "We've lost animals before because of the foxes and they are getting braver, but I've never heard of one attacking a human before."

Police in Hackney have advised residents in the area the attack happened - Lauriston Road - to exercise caution.