Dog walkers are concerned over rumours of dogs being poisoned in a park.

Reports circulating online suggest that dogs have been poisoned in the car park of Harrow Recreation Ground.

On Monday (January 13) a Facebook post shared from Harrow Parks alerting dog owners that there have been reports claiming one terrier died and another dog became very ill.

Swan, the chair of Harrow Parks Forum, initially shared: “It has been referred to the Friends (of Harrow Rec) group, the council and the police, so please be cautious until this is cleared up.”

Further speculation online suggested other dogs have died due to ‘poisoning’ and others claimed the cause was specifically rat poisoning.

The circumstances to the dead dog reported from Harrow Parks is yet to be confirmed, with it being unclear whether poisoning was truly the reason behind the death.

Any further deaths or incidents have also not been confirmed.

A spokesperson from Harrow Council clarified any concerns about the safety of dogs and said: “We are aware of reports circulating on social media about dogs being poisoned at Harrow Rec. Our thoughts are with the owner who has sadly lost their dog after falling unwell.

“The cause of the death is unknown. We want to reassure dog-walkers and residents that our parks are safe to visit.

“Our teams are out on regular patrol to check the area of anything suspicious and will continue to litter pick the area and empty the bins regularly.

“Our advice is to everyone is to be vigilant and report anything suspicious to the council and police.”

Metropolitan Police will not be launching an official investigation into it without expert testimony or analysis suggesting there was an offence.