Mourners have been left furious at a rat infestation at their local churchyard after an influx of people left food for birds and foxes.
Posting on a neighbourhood app about St Mary Magdalene churchyard in Islington, North London, one resident said her dog leapt on one of the 'out of control' rats during a walk.
She said: “RATS!!! Thanks to the hard work of a few people who persist on dumping food and seed in Mary Magdalene churchyard for the 'birds and foxes’, the rat population in the park is now out of control. "The bushes are teeming with rats.” The woman also warned locals not to take their children to the churchyard, despite it being a well-loved picnic spot, My London reports.Read more on mirror.co.uk