Warning to dog owners over ‘lethal chicken nuggets’

Close-up of the potentially lethal object

Close-up of the potentially lethal object

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DOG owners are being urged to be vigilant after a potentially lethal chicken nugget was found at a Lytham beauty spot.

Police and the RSPCA are urging owners to be alert after Lytham resident Carol Park’s dog found a “spiked” chicken nugget in the town’s Witch Wood.

Mabel, a seven-year-old black labrador, found the nugget – with two large nails sticking through it - lying on the ground while on a walk.

The RSPCA believes the item may have been left there deliberately and is now appealing for information.

An RSPCA spokesman said: “It does seem as though someone may be trying to hurt animals.

“Dog owners walking their pets in this area should be extra vigilant.

“Causing unnecessary suffering to an animal is a criminal offence which carries a maximum sentence of six months in prison and/or a £20,000 fine.

“We have no idea who is responsible or why they would do such a thing but would urge anyone with any information to contact us on 0800 1234 999.”

And Insp Keith Ogle, Fylde’s geographic inspector, added: “Witch Wood is an area enjoyed by many local people and this item clearly poses a danger to dogs and other animals.”