Further to the attack on two sleeping babies by a fox in Homerton, East London, residents in and around Takely Ride, Basildon, are very used to seeing these animals.

However, I have noticed recently that they are getting bolder and bolder.

I once came downstairs and found a fox in my lounge, and the other day there was even one on my flat roof and I don’t know how it got up there.

In the last week I have been finding dirty nappies in the middle of my lawn, and can only assume the foxes are tearing at rubbish sacks.

Besides being disgusting and a health hazard, it means there are babies in the area and everyone should be more aware, especially with the warmer weather coming and people leaving doors open because of the heat.

Linda Hewins
Takely Ride