We don't suppose we’ll ever know the full story here but these six youngsters are called The Plums.

We were called by the police about cubs being kept in a small cage in a South London flat by someone they described to us as ‘disturbed.’ The person said they had rescued the cubs from an allotment after the vixen had died but it wasn’t clear how long they'd been in the flat.

Although underweight they weren’t starving, however they may not have been receiving the correct balance of nutrients for their age and as a consequence their digestive systems were a bit of a mess so warm baths were immediately necessary! These were not appreciated at all and were greeted with teeth (some of which found their target!) but after a warm night’s sleep in a screened-off pen, there appears to be nothing much wrong with the family apart from roundworm and conjunctivitis – both easily treated.