Complaints grow as foxes get into homes in Portsmouth

Foxes can be a problem in built-up areas
Foxes can be a problem in built-up areas
Lord Mayor of Portsmouth Cllr Ken Ellcome with Jean and Allan Thompson. Picture: Chris Moorhouse

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A CONSERVATIVE councillor has raised concerns about the increased number of complaints about foxes.

Cllr Luke Stubbs, of Eastney and Craneswater ward, said more people than usual were coming to him about the number of them being around.

In particular, he was told that the creatures had damaged vehicles and got into people’s homes in Henderson Road, Eastney.

Cllr Stubbs said: ‘In relation to Henderson Road, it may be that more of them may be able to live in the naval sports ground now than in the past.

‘It might be because of the weather.’

In responding to a question from Cllr Stubbs about what can be done, council leader Gerald Vernon-Jackson said many residents would see a cull as being unacceptable and advised people to not leave waste out on the street overnight and not drop litter.