Rats “The size of cats” spotted in Birmingham

Birmingham is battling a growing problem which saw more than 5,100 rat alerts recorded in the past year

Huge rats the size of cats are prowling Birmingham’s streets.

City pest control officer Colin Watts revealed he had seen a 2ft rodent – which he said was as “wide as a brick” – on the loose.

Birmingham is battling a growing problem which saw more than 5,100 rat alerts recorded in the past year.

Calls over rats in city homes were up by almost 300 on the previous 12 months.

The worst three districts were Ladywood with 982 calls, Hodge Hill with 739 and Perry Barr with 707.

 

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