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Warning to Chingford dog owners after reports of ‘poisoned bread’

A sign put up in Larkswood Playing Fields claims the bread has killed three foxes and made a dog seriously unwell

Chingford dog walkers have been warned to keep their pets on a leash after reports of “poisoned bread” killing or seriously harming animals.

Residents have reported spotting unusual “green bread” in Larkswood Playing Field, near Bourne Gardens, while others claim at least three foxes have died and a pet dog is seriously unwell.

Updating residents on Facebook, local councillor Catherine Saumarez said she had alerted both Waltham Forest Council’s parks department and the local police, adding: “Hopefully it’s a one-off by a sick individual.”

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Larkswood Playing Fields in Chingford (credit: Google Streetview)

She wrote: “Please be super vigilant when out with your dog and, if you see any, please report to the police via 111 and the RSPCA.”

A sign pinned to a tree by the entrance to Larkswood Playing Fields reads: “Poisonous bread is being laid for animals to eat. Three foxes and a dog have been poisoned.

“If you see any bread, pick it up and take it away with you. Do not let animals be around this area off the lead.”

Other reports suggest similar bread may have been spotted in Highams Park around the lake.

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