FOR FOX SAKE! Olympic venue faces closure as urban pests invade Roms taking crime holiday
OLYMPICS bosses are in the sh*t after scat-happy foxes began breaking into an official venue and CRAPPING on the floor!
The Royal Artillery Barracks in Woolwich, south east London ( below), will play host to all of this summer’s shooting events.
But sportsmen training there say the building is being overrun by the ginger urban pests.
The animals have been leaving steaming ‘presents’ on the rifle range – and even on the winners’ podium – while elsewhere chewing through cables and wrecking microphones. If the stinky problem persists it’s thought the venue might have to be CLOSED while experts make it fox-proof.
Peter Underhill, in charge of the shooting competition for the Olympic organisers Locog, said: “The foxes lived here before we created the venue, so at night they’re getting into some of our enclosures, going round chewing things.”
Richard Faulds, one of the shooters on the British team, says the foxes are even brazenly taking a dump in the venue while athletes are practising. He revealed: “We were dropping our guns off in the armoury when I saw something out of the corner of my eye, a fox. It had left a little present on the indoor rifle range.”
Urban foxes have a variety of fleas and ticks and can transmit the disease ‘toxocariasis’ to humans – which can cause blindness.
They can also spread tapeworm and scabies.
An Olympics source added: “We clearly can’t have fox poo lying all over the place.” ROMANIAN crime gangs are flooding London with pickpockets, hookers and beggars ahead of the Olympics.
Skint migrants arrive in the capital every day, many directed to the best pitches, which they have been ordered to defend from rivals.
Council workers are evicting around 60 Romanian nationals from Marble Arch and Oxford Street every night and the situation is getting worse.
Westminster crime reduction officer Claire Hardy said the foreign crooks were being allocated patches prior to leaving their country.
She said: “We may be witnessing the first organised crime ahead of the Olympics.”
FILTHY BEAST: Foxes are leaving ‘presents’