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Pig remains dumped near Curlew Crescent in Strood


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Residents say a playing field has become like "a scene from a horror film" because animal remains keep being dumped there.

People living near the green at the back of Curlew Crescent in Strood are fed up with parts of pig carcasses being strewn across the grass, just a few feet away from where children play.

Pigs ribs dumped near Curlew Crescent in Strood
Pigs ribs dumped near Curlew Crescent in Strood

They have found trotters, ribs, ears and even a whole pig with its head.

A dog walker who lives nearby said: "It’s absolutely disgusting.

"I don't go there every day but whenever I do walk my dogs there, there are always bits of pig remains.

"It is constantly happening. An entire carcass has been found on one occasion, with its head.

"I've been told a child found a pig's head and she was traumatised for weeks afterwards and couldn't sleep.

Pigs trotters are often found on the green
Pigs trotters are often found on the green

"It is like a scene out of a horror film. It is shocking.

"I find it quite disturbing as an adult, so for children to see it, it is vile.

"Some people have told me they don't let their kids play there any more."

The resident, who didn't want to be named because she suspects she knows who is dumping the raw meat, is now gathering information from other upset locals so they can make a joint complaint to Medway Council.

She added: "From what I can gather this has been going on for two years.

Residents have found ribs, trotters, ears and a whole carcass
Residents have found ribs, trotters, ears and a whole carcass

"I think it is being dumped weekly in the early hours of the morning.

"It is left there whole and then ends up being dispersed around the field by animals.

"The grass is really long sometimes so the remains, which sit there rotting, can end up buried. I have tripped over pieces before. It makes me feel sick.

"Two people I have spoken to say they have complained separately to the council, and nothing has been done."

Another resident said: "I know who it is and reported it to the council. I'm absolutely sick off it.

The remains are left near a children's play area
The remains are left near a children's play area

"It’s been going on over a year now. At first it was ears, then more and more, at one point a full carcass.

"I’ve ask this man to stop and he refused."

Others who live nearby have reported finding bits of pigs in their gardens and described it as a health hazard.

Medway Council says it has not been contacted about the problem.

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