An urban fox has literally dropped in to the children’s ward of a north London hospital trust.
Hearing scuttling sounds across the ceiling when lying in bed is enough to unsettle even the bravest adult.
But for eight youngsters laid up in hospital the experience was made even scarier when a fox crashed through the ceiling into the children’s ward where they were staying.
The animal had crept into North Middlesex University Hospital during building work and was roaming around in a space above the inpatient paediatric ward when it crashed down into a staff area, a hospital spokesman confirmed.
He said that although the animal fell into the children’s ward, no patients were disturbed by the incident, which happened in June.
As a result, eight youngsters were evacuated from the ward and staff called in the RSPCA to remove the curious animal, he added.
The ward was shut for three days while the building in north London was secured.