Ian the baby fox rescued by firefighters after getting stuck in wall

A baby fox was rescued by firefighters after getting stuck in a cavity wall at a market.

Fire crews in Kensington, west London, were called to Queensway Market after reports that the animal was trapped and unable to free itself.

A fox cub rescued by firefighters (London Fire Brigade)

They released the animal, who they named Ian after a retiring colleague, by sawing a hole in the wall, then left him nearby in a box with some water after the RSPCA advised the cub’s mother would likely come looking for him.

London Fire Brigade manager Scott Magdalani said: “I went back after work and saw that the box had gone. I rang an emergency vet to see if anyone had taken Ian into them.

“They said no and it was most likely that the mother had come back for him just as the RSPCA had said.”

The fox was said to be distressed by the experience but otherwise unharmed.

- Press Association

More on this topic

Grateful parents reunited with newborn after leaving baby in taxi

A history of ‘milkshaking’ as a political protest

Rare book returned to Donegal library 82 years after it was borrowed

Police release bizarre ‘Lego man’ e-fit in bid to catch distraction burglar

More in this Section

Manchester City treble parade immortalised in Lego form

A history of ‘milkshaking’ as a political protest

Watch as a suspected meteorite flashes over Northern Australia

Watch: European election candidate's bizarre video has taken Twitter by storm


Ask a counsellor: ‘I’m pregnant – should I tell my fiancé I’m not totally sure he’s the father?’

More From The Irish Examiner