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BE AWARE: Resident urges people to be vigilant after ‘suspicious incident’ in Cassiobury Park

 Published on: 23rd September 2020   |   By: Amneet Kaur   |   Category: Uncategorized

A resident is urging people in Garston to be vigilant when out walking their dogs, after hers felt unwell when it picked up a tennis ball thrown by a stranger.

The incident happened in Cassiobury Park on the evening of September 16.

In a post on Facebook, which has got more than 1,000 shares, the resident said: “I took mine to Cassiobury Park with me and came across a lone guy who kept telling me how beautiful my dog was and kept trying to call him over to him.”

In the post she mentions how the person kept on asking strange questions, such as if her dog is “single”, he also continuously emphasized how “sexy” the pet was.

She continues in her post: “The guy kept trying to feed him something but again my dog wouldn’t go anywhere near him. The bloke then pulled out a tennis ball, my heart sank.

“Anyone who knows my dog is aware of what a ball nut he us, his favourite activity is stealing other dogs’ balls and running off with them. The bloke threw the ball in the opposite direction to where I was stood, and immediately my dog ran for it.

“He picked the ball up but dropped it pretty much straight away and came over to me sort of chopping his lips and at this point the alarm bells were screaming, as this is totally unusual behaviour for my dog. 

“Overnight my boy’s been up three times with diarrhoea, and we came down to a big pool of sick at 6am.”

Hertfordshire Constabulary said it is investigating the ‘suspicious incident’.

The local Safer Neighbourhood Team has been informed and will be conducting enquiries as appropriate. 

Anyone who feels they have experienced a suspicious incident is encouraged to report this to police. 

You can report information online at or launch an online web chat at Alternatively you can call the non-emergency number 101.

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