"Nothing Sinister" At Dog Death Lake
Police have ruled out foul play at a Dartford lake at the centre of a poisoning scare after three dogs died and at least seven more became ill after drinking from it.
Parts of Brooklands Lake, near Powder Mill Lane, will still remain closed for at least a week as the cause of the illnesses is still unknown.
Kent Police are warning people to avoid the area.
A spokesman said there is nothing to suggest "foul play or anything sinister'' had taken place.
A Kent police statement added that "no criminal offences have been disclosed'' and that Dartford Borough Council and the Environment Agency (EA) will press on with the investigation.
Police cordoned off parts of the lake and warned people to stay away after a dog walker said that three of her animals had become ill and later died on Tuesday.
A spokesman for Dartford Borough Council, which is the landowner of the lake site, said: "We are waiting for the results of water tests from the EA and also any toxicology reports we get back from the vets as to what the possible cause is.''
Parkvets Veterinary Hospital in Footscray, Sidcup, said it knew of a total of 10 dogs which had been affected, including the three which had died.
A spokesman, who could not give more details, said the surviving dogs were being kept under observation.
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