Pink pellets are not poison say police

Police say pink pellets found in bread in a village park are not poison.

The Forth Valley division received concerns from dog walkers in Kinnaird Village Park who found pink pellets in bread scattered around the area.

However, police say a “full investigation” of the substance has been carried out by the Scottish SPCA animal welfare charity and found to be suet pellets.

A police spokesperson said: “A full investigation has been carried out by the SSPCA. These pellets have been forensically tested and found to be suet pellets to feed birds and not poison.

“It would appear that person(s) have been placing these pelletts to feed the birds throughout the winter periods.

“The SSPCA guidance is that it is suggested that dogs are kept on a lead when out walking and any concerns regarding this be forwarded to the SSPCA who have facilities to have items of concern analysed.”