Warning for dog owners after suspicious edible items found in Thorndon
Police are urging the public to be vigilant after a number of suspicious edible items were found in an area popular with dog walkers in Thorndon, near Eye.
Officers were called yesterday, December 17 at around 5pm, to reports that the items were found near to Clint Road that leads to public open spaces in the village.
A member of the public had discovered a number of chocolate marshmallows containing pharmaceutical-type capsules on the ground.
At this time it is not known what the substance contained in the capsule is.
Police understand that some of these had been eaten by four pet dogs who required their stomachs to be pumped out at a veterinary surgery.
The dogs are now recovering.
Officers have attended the area and removed a number of the offending items.
While inquiries continue into the circumstances of the incident, officers suggest that dogs are kept on a lead and that dog owners remain vigilant to prevent their pets from eating unknown items.
Anybody whose dog has been affected are asked to submit a crime report via Suffolk Police's website.
Police are appealing for witnesses or anybody who has any information or saw anything suspicious to get in touch, quoting CAD reference 299 of December 17.