Warning to dog walkers after ‘poisoned’ tennis balls found

Police in Edinburgh say toys laced with harmful substances have been found in local beauty spots.

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Police have warned dog walkers to be vigilant after tennis balls containing harmful substances to animals were reportedly found in Edinburgh. 

A number of dogs have reportedly become unwell after coming into contact with the toys, which were found on Hermitage of Braid and Braids Hill in the city.

Police have not received any formal reports regarding this matter, however will be making enquiries to establish more detail on the circumstances.

Sergeant Grant Robertson from Howdenhall Police Station said: “While we have not received any formal complaints in relation to this, we would urge anyone walking their dogs in this area to be on their guard and try to avoid tennis balls, or any other similar items left lying on the ground.

“We would also ask anyone who believes their dog to have been affected to contact Police Scotland through 101 to report the matter. 

“If anyone has any specific information, we ask they email the local community policing team at EdinburghSouthEastCPT@scotland.pnn.police.uk, or alternatively contact us via 101 as we would like to hear from you.”