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Rodents spotted outside Barking Town Hall

PUBLISHED: 16:21 31 August 2018 | UPDATED: 10:23 03 September 2018

The rodents have been seen around Barking town centre. Pic: Alex Shaw

The rodents have been seen around Barking town centre. Pic: Alex Shaw

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Rodents have found a home near Barking Town Hall.

Video footage captured by the Post on Thursday shows several of the critters scurry outside Barking Learning Centre.

Half a dozen furry fiends were counted along the tree-lined path between the Learning Centre, formerly known as Barking Library, and the Travelodge hotel.

Passers-by, who included mothers with young children, seemed oblivious to their new neighbours.

“We are aware of issues with rats in the area and our team is dealing with the problem,” said a spokesman for Barking and Dagenham Council.

“Unfortunately, as with any pest outbreak, it isn’t a quick fix and there are a number of factors to consider, however, rest assured we are working as quickly as possible.

“To help us in tackling the issue, we kindly ask that people do not feed the birds in the area and that they put all their rubbish into the bins provided.”

Several rodents ran into a gap beside a manhole cover when approached for comment.

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