Bee terror

PUBLISHED: 13:33 29 August 2008 | UPDATED: 09:34 10 June 2010

FRIDAY, AUGUST 29: A FOUR-YEAR-OLD girl from Exmouth was left distraught after being trapped by a swarm of angry bees in her back garden. Mia Heeley, of Kingston Road, took refuge in her Wendy house when she was playing in the back garden and the bees began swarming around

A FOUR-YEAR-OLD girl from Exmouth was left distraught after being trapped by a swarm of angry bees in her back garden.Mia Heeley, of Kingston Road, took refuge in her Wendy house when she was playing in the back garden and the bees began swarming around her. The insects have been a nuisance to residents since April, when thousands of bees made their home in the garden hedges, leaving some children too afraid to play in their own garden and even causing one father to need hospital treatment. Despite the help of a local bee keeper and a complaint being made to East Devon District Council more bees have made their home in another hedge by the side of their property overlooking Hamilton Lane. District Council environmental health officers have visited the properties to assess the situation after receiving the first complaint from Mia's parents and are currently in touch with residents to try and rectify the problem.

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