Police have confirmed officers will patrol a walkway in Appley, after suspected poisoned dog food was found this morning (Wednesday).

As first reported by the County Press, a warning was issued to dog walkers following the discovery of the food on Appley Lane.

Three piles were left next to a dog poo bin.

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Constabulary said it received reports of a dog falling ill after eating from one of the piles.

Read more: Isle of Wight dog walkers warned over suspected poisoned food

A statement from police said: "Officers from the local Neighbourhood Policing Team will be in the area today conducting enquiries. If you have any concerns, please don’t hesitate to talk to them."

The food has since been disposed of by a member of the public.

This is not the first time suspicious food has been left in the area.

On Monday, July 31, concerned residents took to Facebook to voice fears about what they thought was laced dog food.

On this occasion, dog walkers said it was left in Appley Park.

If anyone has any information they are urged to contact police on 101, quoting crime reference number 44230310228.