THE Scottish SPCA is renewing calls for a glue trap ban after rescuing a fox cub which was stuck in one overnight.

Scotland’s animal welfare charity is reiterating its long-standing opposition to the use of glue traps, which are trays coated with a sticky adhesive typically used to trap vermin.

A Scottish SPCA inspector was alerted to the baby fox on the morning of April 10 after the charity was alerted by a concerned caller. The cub was then treated at the National Wildlife Rescue Centre.

The charity said the incident proves glue traps are an “ineffective form of pest control”.