Penland Wood poison warning

Animals are being poisoned in Penland Wood according to a concerned resident of nearby College Road.

Mrs J Waters warned the Observer of danger to pets as well as wildlife, and said: “Marmite, the seven year old black and tan terrier is dead - poisoned whilst playing in Penland Wood.

“His owners and many friends are devastated.

“Some months ago I saw the local vixen in dire straits in Penland Wood. She was probably poisoned.

“A few years ago the little family of albino squirrels who lived in Penland Wood were all poisoned. This killer must stop using rat poison and move away from the Penland Wood estate - and let God’s creatures live and enjoy life, not die in agony.”

A Sussex Police spokesman said: “We were called at 1.40pm on Sunday 27 April by a man who reported that he had been told an amount of poison had been put down in Penland Wood, off College Road, Bexhill.

The man was not sure where the poison had been put down and did not know the woman who had told him.

We are investigating the report and have visited homes in the area to see if anyone knows anything about the incident.

We would urge anyone who knows anything about poison being put in the woods to contact us on 101 quoting serial 687 of 27/4 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.