And Finally

One Direction’s Niall requires surgery after squirrel attack

By | Published on Monday 15 October 2012

Niall Horan

If you’ve been to any of London’s larger parks lately, you’ll probably be aware of how tame the squirrels are there. The fluffy rodents will quite happily wander up to you to see if you’ve got any food – nuts and suchlike. They might even run up your leg to be doubly sure. But if it turns out you’re empty handed, then they might ATTACK!

Well, that’s what Niall Horan from One Direction reckons, anyway. Because if that’s not the case, then he tore all the ligaments in his knee trying to escape from an entirely harmless small animal.

Speaking on Capital Radio’s Sunday Breakfast Show recently, Horan said: “A squirrel attacked me. I got attacked by a squirrel in Battersea Park. They’re dangerous. It’s rare. I’ve torn most of the ligaments in my knee. So no football for me, it’s early retirement now. I’ve got a floating knee cap”.

So, watch out residents of Battersea, there’s a squirrel on the loose.