The fox bit into Alfie Whitelock’s boot and pulled him along the ground.

His father, Lee Whitelock, chased off the fox but said it then lunged at them from behind.

There have been several attacks in the UK by foxes in recent years.

An RSPCA spokesman said: “We would like to reassure the public that foxes generally avoid human contact.”

Fox attacks three-year-old boy in Chislehurst, Kent.

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