Fox attack man on road to recovery

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THE mother of a man whose nose and fingers were bitten off in a suspected fox attack has said he is recovering well following surgery.

Andrew Stewart, 37, was discovered by police in a village cemetery in the early hours of Sunday morning after apparently being mauled by a wild fox which chewed off his nose and two-and-a-half fingers.

It has been reported that Mr Stewart had blacked out in the graveyard of St Michael's Parish Church, Inveresk, having taken an overdose of pills after reportedly becoming depressed over marriage problems and losing his job.

His mother Lily, 74, said: "Andrew is OK. He's had surgery."

Mr Stewart's family raised the alarm when he disappeared from his Musselburgh home a few miles from the church.

While police searched the cemetery it is reported a fox continued to prowl the scene.