UPDATE: Investigation underway after bread laced with rat poison found in town’s park

Manor Gardens at Gildredge Park Eastbourne. September 2011 E37634M'The Rose Garden can be seen to the right of the picture. ENGSNL00120110915115155
Manor Gardens at Gildredge Park Eastbourne. September 2011 E37634M'The Rose Garden can be seen to the right of the picture. ENGSNL00120110915115155
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The council is investigating reports of dogs becoming unwell after eating bread laced with rat poison in Manor Gardens.

“We have received a report of a dog becoming unwell after being in Manor Gardens,” said a spokesperson at Eastbourne Borough Council, which looks after the town’s parks and gardens.

“Our Neighbourhood Team is making further enquiries.”

The alarm was raised by Martin Fellows-Poole after he took his dog Kenny for a walk in Manor Gardens and Gildredge Park earlier this week and was made aware of the problem.

He said, “Another dog owner informed me that some evil person or persons have been leaving bread laced with rat poison in the park for dogs to eat. This is very scary. What kind of lowlife would do this?”

The Friends of Manor Gardens and Gildredge Park is also urging pet owners to be careful.

A spokesperson said one animal had received treatment as far as it was aware.

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