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Giant swarm of aggressive bees leaves family trapped inside their home

A Brit family have been trapped indoors and unable to use their garden because of an angry swarm of bees that live in the roof of their home.

Charlotte Down, who lives in Canterbury in a council owned property, said her family has been tormented by thousands of the insects.

Last year her daughter Elsie was stung so severely she had an allergic reaction that saw her hospitalised, ITV reported.

"There can be a few or there can be thousands." She said. "It all depends on the weather really.

"On a nice day like today they can be everywhere… walking around on the ground, we can't open the windows as they are inside the property.

"The children can't come out and play."

Despite reporting it to the council multiple times- the bees have never been removed, after initially arriving around five or six years ago.

Charlotte was told the quote was too expensive after the council sent a team to inspect the situation, earlier this year, before a second bee removal expert was sent out, to no avail.

Charlotte's three-year-old daughter had stepped into the back garden for just seconds when she was stung by a bee last year, causing her throat to swell up.

"Within minutes she was screaming, holding her throat because her throat swelled up.

"A rash formed. And you panic," the mum told ITV.

Fellow resident Emma Dechamps said she and her children are "scared to go into the garden."

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She said: "They can go into the communal areas and get into our flats because the windows are open.

"We find lots of dead ones on the floor – and my children sometimes don't wear shoes.

"We're a little bit scared to go into the garden."

The council apologised for the situation in a statement, saying: "The removal of bees would usually be a matter for a tenant to resolve, but this is clearly an exceptional case.

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"We have been assessing the best way to remove the bees in a humane way, and can confirm this work is booked in for tomorrow (Friday 17 June).

"Scaffolding will be put up and a specialist pest control contractor will be used to remove them.

"We accept that Miss Down has not had a satisfactory response from us in the past on this issue and apologise for this. We are looking into what has gone wrong, so we can make sure it doesn't happen again."

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