Controversy still surrounds the decision taken by Stig O'Treacy to ban a hedgehog from his back garden. Sammy the hedgehog was removed from the garden two days ago and has not been allowed back.
The origins of this feud go back to last autumn when O'Treacy was having a bonfire in his garden. Apparently Sammy got quite angry that his peace and quiet was being disturbed. Unusually for a hedgehog, Sammy launched a vicious attack on O'Treacy which resulted in hospital treatment.
Mr O'Treacy swore that he would get revenge. "I am considering applying for an asbo. I've heard that a dog can get an asbo, so why not a hedgehog?" Indeed this could prove to be a test case for frustrated gardeners who want rid of moles and other pests.
Sammy was unavailable for comment, due to being fast asleep.