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  Wanted! Scary squirrel who bit PC
Updated 27 October 2003, 10.57
Police are hunting for a grey squirrel
Police are hunting for a dangerous grey squirrel after it attacked an officer while he was at work.

Pc Graeme Whitfield was sitting behind his desk when the cheeky creature dashed through an open door and headed straight for him.

The squirrel ran up his trouser leg and bit him so hard on the hand that blood came out. Then it ran away.

Now the police are putting up posters around Consett in County Durham as they try to catch the nutty criminal.

Luckily for everyone else living in the area, animal experts don't think the squirrel is likely to strike again, suggesting it was a one-off incident.

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