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.


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.

9 Responses to "9 month Old South Hackney Twins In Fox Attack"

  1. There is a lot of chatter going around the internet, that is making me feel very uneasy. Some are saying it was the family dog.

    Comment by The Duchess Of Hackney on 07/06/2010 at 7:53 pm

  2. That’s exactly what I thought… foxes are terrified of humans, sounds like a cover-up!!!! All the while foxes are being trapped and killed!! No matter how lovely a family dog is, it should NEVER be left alone near young children!!!!!

    Comment by animallover on 07/06/2010 at 11:22 pm

  3. How typical of the great unwashed of Hackney, ready to come out with conspiracy theories in defence of a flee ridden fox over that of two innocent babies who were sleeping in their beds.
    Foxes have no place in towns, and people who feed them are courting danger. Its a shame these correspondents haven’t the sense they were born with. Mark my words, more of these attacks will follow if the foxes aren’t exterminated in towns.

    Comment by Human Being on 08/06/2010 at 1:17 am

  4. if it is a coverup shame on the parents as we know humans take the law into there own hands and inoccent foxes will be killed its funny that for years these foxes have lived in our areas without a problems so why all of a sudden would they attack yes of course my best wishes go out to the twins but i think there is more to this story than we know

    Comment by vic on 08/06/2010 at 1:41 am

  5. this is not the first time a fox has attacked children…an it wont be the last,there have been many attacks on kids over the last decade or does no one remember …how convenient! their pretty-but scavengers SIMPLE my puppy died from fox disease in our own back yard-however they wont come inside now due to my staff! THANK GOD!

    Comment by mother of 3! on 08/06/2010 at 7:43 am

  6. Folks, calm down. It’s a painful horrible thing to happen to a child and a family. It’s also painful and horrible, when an innocent person, child or adult is killed by a gangsta, which happens a hell lot more often in Hackney.

    Tell you what, the day y’all start killing foxes is the day people in Hackney should start arming themselves to take the mofo gangsta out with high powered guns. Non?

    Listen, any animal (and that includes human) who takes a person I love out of this world deserves to die, But the law says I can’t kill another human being or else I lose my liberty.

    There has to be another solution….wanna discuss?

    Comment by Jenn Dusseau on 08/06/2010 at 10:55 am

  7. i agree that there should be a more humain way of dealing with the problem why not remove the foxes into the wild were they can live a long and happy life and then humans can get on with there lives in there own way i am just saying that weather we like it or not foxes have a right to live just like us and to kill them just because sometimes they get in our way then this is wrong if we are allowed to kill foxes then we should be able to kill anyone including humans that hurt our children and the other thing i cant understand is to attack one child and not hear her cry would be more belieable but to attack two and not hear them cry is really really unblieaveable sorry dont understand this coz no one seemed to hear there cries?

    Comment by vic on 08/06/2010 at 1:42 pm

  8. Their mother did hear the cry that is how come she went up to their room and found them and the fox still there.

    Comment by Margaret on 08/06/2010 at 5:19 pm

  9. Total understand that we should not be allowed to kill them. BUT we still need some kind of plan of what to do about them. At the moment I am living beside a garden which is completely over grown and has been for at last 8 years and we have a family of foxes living their, nice ! The smell is bad enough they regularly run up and down our garden stairs petrifying my cats and my sons.Then a nice warm evening leaving garden doors ajar How dare I! they decided to help themselves to dinner as soon as we open the living room door they stop! look! and leisurely walk back down the stairs,are they bothered not in the slightest.as i said all well and good but we need a plan !!!!!

    Comment by Kim on 16/06/2010 at 3:45 pm

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