An ambulance driver had the top of her finger bitten off by a fox that crept into her house through a cat flap.

Terrified Tammy Page told how the animal lunged at her after a stand-off in her kitchen in the middle of the night.

It sunk its teeth into her finger all the way to the bone and left her howling in pain.

Tammy, 29, of The Drive, Worthing, said: "It looked starving and desperate.

"My cats were terrified on top of the freezer so I went to try to push it back out but it came at me and snapped its jaw shut round my left index finger.

"I felt the pain immediately, but grabbed the fox round the scruff of the neck and chucked it in the garden."

She wrapped her injured finger in a tea towel, which was soon drenched in blood, and drove herself to hospital.

Read the full story in today's Argus.