IN Wandsworth, south London, people are employing snipers to shoot foxes.

If you kill a fox or move it from its area, another fox will move in. Also, if you try to control the foxes by culling, they will respond by producing more young.

In 1950 in London, a council tried to cull all the foxes but this attempt was soon abandoned. How many people have been killed by a fox in Wandsworth? None.

In the same borough, there were 21,568 reported crimes in 12 months, including six homicides and 5,000 cases of violence. Now I would rather have a fox as neighbour than some of these people. Leave the fox alone.

Mr D Fillingham, The Crossway, York.