Cornwall

Raw meat laced with pins found near popular dog walking path

Dog food Image copyright Truro Police
Image caption The raw meat contained five needles

Police are warning dog owners to be vigilant after raw meat laced with pins was found near a popular walking path.

Officers believe the meat, that had five needles in it, was left intentionally at Malpas in Cornwall and could have caused "great harm".

Sgt Marc Sayers of Truro Police, said: "This would appear to be isolated incident but a deliberate one."

An investigation is under way into how the meat came to be there.

Sgt Sayers said other animals such as foxes were also at risk from the laced food that was found last Wednesday.

"Whether it was a prank or targeting a dog or an individual, it is not very nice," he said.

"We would ask dog walkers to be vigilant."

"We would also ask that if anyone has overheard that this is what someone was intending to do in the Malpas area or if any members of the public or dog walkers saw anything that may have prompted cause for concern, to contact us."

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