Nearly 7000 rat sightings were reported in Glasgow in 2021 amid fears of a waste crisis in the city.

Official figures showed pest control received 6656 reports of vermin sightings – a decrease of 748 from 2020.

Locals caught glimpse of the disease-bearing rodents almost 5500 times in outdoor and non-residential settings while 1222 rats were spotted in living areas.

The figures, revealed through Freedom of Information by the Glasgow Times, showed the total number of pest control reports spiked last year during the pandemic.

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