AN ANGLER savagely attacked by a fox sustained such serious injuries that he had to be immediately admitted to Brighton hospital.

Fishery bailiff Andy Thomas was asleep in his bivvy while fishing for carp on Bough Beech Reservoir, Kent when the animal pounced, mauling his face.

Bough Beech fishery manager and local farmer Ken Crow was shocked by the unprovoked attack, and told the Mail it was the first occurrence of any such incident on his waters: ‘I’ve never seen anything like this during my 55 years in fishing,’ he said.

‘As a farmer I’ve had more experience with foxes than most, as they kill the chickens, as well as geese, ducks and even small lambs. But to have one attack an angler is unheard of for me,’ he added.

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