Police are reassuring the public there seems to be nothing sinister about a piece of meat found in a Kingskettle park over the weekend.
Rumours started that the meat may have been poisoned and put down to harm animals.
However, police said checks had been carried out.
They wanted to reassure the public that at this stage there was no evidence to suggest the piece of meat found in the local park at the rear of Haughfield Terrace was poisoned.
PC Stuart Bruce said: “We would like to thank the member of the public who contacted us with their concerns, allowing us to carry out the necessary inquiries and liaise with a local veterinary practice to establish if this meat posed a danger to animals.
“There was no evidence to suggest that the meat contained any harmful substances or was placed in the park deliberately, and we’d like to reassure the public that the vets haven’t had any animals brought to them in recent times which have shown signs of poisoning.”