Surrey

Children's playground repeatedly smeared with dog mess

Hunter's Chase playground, South Godstone Image copyright Google
Image caption The park has been targeted by vandals on three separate occasions

Vandals smeared dog faeces on equipment and fencing at a children's playground in South Godstone, Surrey, on three occasions in the space of five days.

The contents of a dog waste bin at Hunter's Chase playground was used to cover the playing apparatus on Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday.

A Tandridge Council spokesperson warned the acts of vandalism could spread disease among park users.

They urged anybody with information about the incidents to contact police.

Toxocara canis, a parasite often found in dog faeces, has the potential to cause asthma, epilepsy and blindness in humans.

The playground was closed while the area was cleaned.

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