Four dogs ill after eating ‘unknown substance’ as police cordon off park

Four dogs have fallen ill after eating an ‘unknown substance’ leading police to cordon off a park.

There is a large emergency service presence on Childwall Valley Road, in Belle Vale this evening, with a cordon stretched around the children’s park.

Merseyside Police has confirmed officers were called to the park area after reports of a number of dogs falling ill. Mersey Fire and Rescue said it was assisting police with their investigations.

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A spokeswoman for the force said: “We received a report just before 2pm that four dogs had ingested an unknown substance in a park area on Childwall Valley Road. Officers are undertaking enquiries and tests are being carried out to establish what the substance is.”

Merseyside Police has not confirmed the condition of the four dogs.

At the scene this evening a number of officers are in attendance and a large grassy area of the park has been cordoned off. Police officers have also been seen taking samples of the grass, according to residents, and using torches to investigate.

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