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PHOTOS: Swarm of rats seen in Plymouth city centre

PHOTOS: Swarm of rats seen in Plymouth city centre

Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 6:48am 29th January 2018. (Updated at 8:39am 29th January 2018)

Photos have emerged of a swarm of rats on the streets of Plymouth.

Andrea Harte says she spotted around 30 in the city centre on Saturday, describing it as "horrible".

The mum and her partner were walking near the Armada Centre when they saw the scurrying rodents in bushes and on the pavements.

Posting on Facebook, Andrea said: "Rats in town and there are loads of them".

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Andrea told the Plymouth Herald: "As we walked down from Sainsbury’s car park, we came across all these rats on the path and in the bushes.

“There was about 30 of them. There were about 15 of them just on the pavement. They were jumping up on the tiles. They were everywhere. I was absolutely mortified.

“In the summer I often go there with my little girl and have a picnic on the grass. We won’t be doing that again".

The pictures sparked a flurry of comments on social media, including Sarah who posted: "OMG that's really bad. I've seen them at night but never like that during the day; shocking".

Andrea said she has reported the problem to Plymouth City Council.

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