Wild Fox Attacks Infant in London

Published 02/11 2013 10:36AM

Updated 02/11 2013 03:01PM

A four-week-old baby in London, England, is recovering in hospital after a fox dragged him from his cradle and bit his finger off.

British police have confirmed they are investigating a fox attack on a 4-week-old baby at his home in Bromley, South-East London.

The baby was taken to hospital on Wednesday after the attack which left him with a hand injury. Britain's Daily Mail newspaper reports the child was asleep when his mother heard a scream, then a heavy thud, as the baby was dragged to the floor.

Reports say one of the boy's fingers was bitten off and had to be re-attached by surgeons.

In response to the startling attack, London's mayor, Boris Johnson, said more must be done to tackle the problem of urban foxes.

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