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Signs claiming poison-laced dog food is being left in Preston parks dismissed

Posted on - 23rd April, 2015 - 9:50pm | Author - | Posted in - Ashton-on-Ribble, Crime, News, Preston Council
Hailsham Police released a picture of food laced with poison in Sussex

Hailsham Police released a picture of food laced with poison in Sussex

Fears food laced with poison is being left in Preston parks for dogs are “completely unfounded” according to Preston City Council.

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Skull and crossbone images warning visitors to Haslam Park, Ashton Park and Oxheys Recreation Ground to watch out for poisoned food had appeared.

Preston City Council has issued a statement dismissing the claims on the signs.

A spokeswoman said: “As far as the council is aware, no dog or other pet has been harmed in such circumstances.

“At the moment, these posters have been found in Oxheys Recreation Ground, Haslam and Ashton Parks.

“Our general animal welfare advice would be not to let your dog eat anything they find whilst out on its walk.

“The Council has not put up these posters or authorised them in any way. We are removing them as we find them. We don’t know who is putting up these posters or their reasons behind it.

“Dog walkers are, and always will be, welcome in Preston’s parks.”

It comes after Sussex Police discovered sausages laced with toxic slug pellets scattered at a popular dog walking spot last week.

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