It seems that the paranoia that gripped criminal gang kingpin Dinsdale Piranha (of the Piranha Brothers, as revealed by Monty Python http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64aVHzoSdaI) was based on fact after all.
His fear of Spiny Norman the colossal hedgehog
was well founded.
There really IS a giant hedgehog that stalks the
streets of London's East End. I caught sight of it here, in a street just of
Road, at the top of Brick Lane.