Dog walkers warned about poisoned sausages

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A Sussex Police picture of a cocktail sausage laced with what are believed to be slug pellets.

A warning has gone out to dog walkers after sausages laced with what look like slug pellets were found along the Cuckoo Trail, which runs from Eastbourne to Heathfield.

Police said in a Facebook post: “Please make dog owners aware and report any suspicious activity to police.”

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Another picture of the cocktail sausage showing how difficult it is to spot the poisonous contents.

Hailsham Town Council has sent out a warning to dog walkers in their area reporting that cocktail sausages believed to have been stuffed with toxic slug pellets were found along the Cuckoo Trail in Hailsham and were handed in to police.

“If a dog ingests slug pellets it can be fatal, so dog owners should be cautious when walking their pets. Our outdoor works team will remain vigilant at all times and be on the lookout for any harmful substances on Town Council maintained land.

“Any further finds or information should be reported to the police by calling 101 (quoting serial 1380 of 08/04)”

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