9 month Old South Hackney Twins In Fox Attack

Nine month old twin girls, Isabella and Lola Koupparis are being treated in Hospital after what appears to be a fox attack in their South Hackney home. Police said the nine-month-old twins were in a “serious but stable” condition after being hurt while sleeping in their cots on Saturday night.

Officers and paramedics were called to the home on Lauriston Road near Victoria Park E9, at about 10pm Saturday, 5 June, to reports of an attack by an animal and found the injured twins.

It is believed the fox made its way into the house through an open window or patio door, which were left open for ventilation, on a day that tempretures rose to 28°C. Their father, Nick Koupparis, a film company executive, chased the fox away.

The fox made it’s way upstairs to the twins room, while their parents watched tv downstairs. Another child, 4 year old Max was unhurt in another room.

Isabella remains in intensive care, while Lola was being treated on a separate ward.

One girl is believed to have suffered wounds to an eye, while the other has had surgery on an arm.
Officers have left baited traps in gardens in the area because they fear the fox might attack again.

UPDATE

On Sunday night a neighbour informed environmental health officers that an animal could be heard in one of the traps.

Police attended with a local authority pest controller and a fox was indeed found in a trap.

A vet was called to establish if it was safe to move the animal. It was determined it was not and the fox was humanely killed by the pest controller at approx. 00.15 hrs on Monday.

The traps will remain for the time being.

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