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Wallasey school mouse infestation forces pupils out

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Image caption Three classrooms have been affected at St Joseph's Primary School in Wallasey

About 40 primary school pupils have been moved out of a Wirral school after a mouse infestation.

The children were relocated to a local nursery after mouse droppings were discovered at St Joseph's Primary School in Wallasey.

Three classrooms have been affected and pupils have been transferred to the nearby Brentwood Early Years Centre.

A spokeswoman for Wirral Council said pest controllers were working to get rid of the vermin on Friday.

The authority's health and safety team were first told of the issue on Tuesday and pupils are not expected to be able to return to lessons until next week.

The council said it had not ruled out earlier reports that rats may have been to blame.

'Disruption'

"It has been identified that the foundation classes at St Joseph's Primary School in Wallasey are experiencing problems with vermin," the council spokeswoman said.

"As a precautionary measure, some pupils have been relocated to a local Early Years Centre.

"The school is being supported by the council's pest control services and the health, safety and resilience team to help them manage the situation.

"Nothing has been seen since the original issue was reported."

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