Officers warn dog owners of pink pellets

29 January 2017, 06:00

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Officers are asking dog owners to be aware after pink pellets were found at the foot of trees on the Wheathampstead heritage trail in Devil’s Dyke.

Officers are asking dog owners to be aware after pink pellets were found at the foot of trees on the Wheathampstead heritage trail in Devil’s Dyke.

Samples have been recovered by the Police Rural Operational Support Team (ROST) and the rest were removed by the local council.

“The pellets are currently being tested but it is highly likely they could be harmful to dogs or other animals," said PC Simon Tibbett.

"If you were in the area with your dog over the weekend and they seem unwell, please take them to the vet to be checked over.

“Until we know what the pellets are, we want to make people are aware as a precaution.”

The pellets were discovered on Saturday January 21 and it was shared on a Facebook page and on Twitter but not reported to police.  The pellets were cleared up on Monday 23 January. 

 He added: “We would also be interested to hear from anyone who may have seen anyone acting suspiciously in the area over the weekend or knows who may be responsible for leaving the pellets there.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting reference HC-23012017-506.

 

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