The force has agreed to ramp up patrols in a Southside park after 'poison left maliciously' seriously injured a dog.

Pollok Park will have an increased police presence after a dog ingested suspected poison last week.

In a statement, a spokesperson for Police Scotland said: "We’ve been made aware of local concerns about suspected poison being left within Pollok Country Park on Thursday, November 23.

"Officers will be carrying out additional patrols of the area and anyone with concerns can speak to them, call us on 101 or, in an emergency, 999."

A spokesperson for Glasgow City Council issued a warning to pet owners last Friday following the incident.

They said: "A dog has been seriously injured in Pollok Country Park after eating rat poison left maliciously.

"For now dog walkers are urged to keep their pets under close control and remain vigilant when their dogs investigate items on the ground."

The spokesperson added: “It is incredibly irresponsible to leave poison in this way as it can affect all types of animals indiscriminately and we are very concerned that more poison may have been left within the park.

“Any sightings of poison should be reported to us and we can ensure it is disposed of appropriately.”