Sussex

Sussex nursery seeks to keep out foxes after boy bitten

Dorothy Stringer playgroup
Image caption The fox was under a building at the Dorothy Stringer playgroup

A Sussex children's playgroup where a three-year-old boy was bitten by a fox has brought in new measures to prevent the animals from entering its grounds.

Jake Jermy was attacked while attending a party at the Dorothy Stringer playgroup in Brighton last month.

It has since emerged he had reached under a building to retrieve a ball, and did not provoke the fox as claimed.

The playgroup has now blocked outside access points to its site with chicken wire and has put down animal repellent.

Pauline Yelland, manager, told the BBC's Panorama that Jake had suffered bite marks to his lower arm, but after a course of antibiotics was now "out and about, and fine".

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