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Fox attacks boy, three, at party

A toddler has been taken to hospital after being attacked by a fox. The three-year-old boy was bitten on the arm during a party at Dorothy Stringer High School in Brighton at midday on Saturday.

The child, who has not been named, was thought to have stroked the tail of an animal which was sticking out from under a temporary building when it turned on him. Relatives took him to the Royal Sussex County Hospital where he was treated and released.

The incident comes a fortnight after nine-month-old twins were attacked after a fox crept into their bedroom in east London.