West Sussex dog-walkers alerted over poisoned sandwiches left at beach

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DOG-walkers and families are being warned to be vigilant after ‘rat poison sandwiches’ were found in West Sussex.

The poison, sandwiched between two slices of buttered bread, was left on the ground and eaten by a dog in Bosham, causing serious illness.

There have also been reports of the sandwiches being found at East Wittering and Lavant, near Chichester.

Sussex police said they do not believe the incident in Bosham was malicious with the intention to harm dogs.

A spokeswoman for Chichester District Council said: ‘Our dog wardens and foreshores team have been made aware of incidents of dogs eating rat poison sandwiches. They will be looking for any suspicious items while they are out on patrol and removing anything they find.’

Officals at West Wittering beach said they were also remaining vigilant.