Pest controller finds super-rat in up-market beach resort

It was as big as a cat - pest control officer Terry Walker said it was the largest rat he has seen in twenty years.

His find has led to fears of a 'winter invasion' by poison-resistant super rats.

The rat was trapped in up-market Sandbanks in Dorset, but other super-specimens have been seen in built-up areas around Poole High Street.

Richard Slee reports:

Interviewees: Terry Walker, Pest Controller Iain Turner, National Pest Technician Association