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Ipswich: Dog injured after broken glass left in park

11:00 02 February 2013

The Moffat family are concerned about glass being left in the park beside Bramford Lane, after their dog, Rex, cut it's face on glass.  Bill and George Moffat with Rex, who is now recovering.

The Moffat family are concerned about glass being left in the park beside Bramford Lane, after their dog, Rex, cut it's face on glass. Bill and George Moffat with Rex, who is now recovering.

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A PET owner has voiced concerns after her dog cut his face on broken glass in a town park.

Lisa Moffat, 31, of Bramford Road, was walking two-year-old Jack Russell-terrier cross Rex in the park off Bramford Lane and Marlow Road on Sunday.

She said: “We threw his ball for him like we always do. When he was running back to us, there was blood dripping everywhere. He had a terribly deep slash down the side of his muzzle and nose.”

The mother-of-two was out walking with son Bill, seven.

“My son was beside himself,” Mrs Moffat said. “I called my husband to collect us in the car and while waiting had a look in the grass. There, I found broken beer bottles. I put these in the bin and was disgusted that this was right by the children’s play area.”

Rex was rushed to Barn Vets in Copdock to be stitched up and the family hasn’t been back to the park since as Mrs Moffat is concerned about the risk to Bill and younger son George, five, as well as to their other Jack Russell, Nelson.

“It’s always been quite a clean park until recently,” she said. “There have been a lot of youths over there drinking.

“With the play area there, it could have been a lot worse – even for my dog.”

An Ipswich Borough Council spokesman said: “We were very concerned to hear of Rex’s injury and wish him a speedy recovery.We will tighten up patrols of the area and inform the Safer Neighbourhood Team to try to put a stop to this anti-social behaviour.”

n Have you found dangerous items abandoned in a park? E-mail starletters@archant.co.uk

6 comments

  • I believe that this was put In the paper to make people aware of he dangers of leaving litter,broken glass and dos foul in our parks where children play and dogs Ar walking, Not to get in the papers !!!!

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    :-)

    Saturday, February 2, 2013

  • To :-) As I said - one can tell we are in Suffolk.

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    Sarky Sage

    Sunday, February 3, 2013

  • I well remember my dog slashing its paw on broken glass left by yobs on the park behind my house but, I didn't deem it to be headline public news, and I and the dog moved on. One can tell we are in Suffolk.

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    Sarky Sage

    Saturday, February 2, 2013

  • I was there with my daughter and witnesses this sad event. The kids play area was full of discarded bottles and dogs mess too. It looked like it had not been cleaned for ages. Most probably counci cuts !!!!! Hope the dog is better now

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    the opinion man

    Saturday, February 2, 2013

  • I'm sorry to hear this has happened but for the post below to blame the council is ridiculous, people have allowed their dogs to foul and not cleared up and others have dropped broken bottles, the council did not do this people did and they need to learn to be responsible for their own actions not just expect someone to clear up after their disgusting behaviour!!

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    MZH

    Saturday, February 2, 2013

  • To :-) As I said - one can tell we are in Suffolk.

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    Sarky Sage

    Sunday, February 3, 2013

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