Dog owners in Blackfen are being warned following reports of dog snatching.

Blackfen and Lamorbey Police said last week (February 20) that dogs were being targeted in the park close to Days Lane.

Dog owners are being warned to keep a close eye on their animals when using parks.

According to the police, youths on bikes were targetting small dogs that were not on leads.

A spokesman for for Blackfen Police said: "We have had a report that someone is taking dogs from the park areas please keep a close eye on your dogs whilst out walking."

This is not the first time a warning has been issued to dog owners in Bexley.

Last year, vets warned that 'rat poison' was found laced in dog food left in Russell Park.

The council called it a "horrible incident" and warned owners to be vigilant.