Rat poison alert in Haltwhistle
Last updated at 10:03, Friday, 22 February 2013
CHILDREN and pets could have been killed or seriously harmed by piles of rat poison left in a Haltwhistle back street, a pest control specialist has claimed.
Bernard Kivlehan was called to Lorne Street, at the town’s west end, by a resident concerned over a possible rodent infestation in the area.
But when he arrived, he found several piles of poison in a lane where children play.
Mr Kivlehan called the police and Northumberland County Council, which sent a cleansing team to remove two kilogrammes of highly toxic powder.
**For the full story read this week’s Hexham Courant.
First published at 10:02, Friday, 22 February 2013
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk
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