A BICESTER mum was ‘shocked’ to see poo left on play equipment at a playground she was visiting with her son.

The woman, who has asked not to be named, went to Friars Walk Play Area in Kingsmere on Saturday with her three-year-old only to find the mess at the top of the park slide.

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She shared her outrage in a post along with a photo on the Bicester Chat Facebook group.

She said: “Took my son to a playground on Kingsmere today. He wanted to go down the slide, however when we got to the top we were welcomed by a ‘lovely’ poo that someone ‘kindly’ left for all kids to enjoy - absolutely disgusted with this. This is how we treat our town.”

Bicester Advertiser: The poo was first found at the top of the slide in the park

The mum wanted to warn people of the mess, but she received criticism for not clearing up the poo herself.

Bicester resident Olivia Barnard commented: “The question is did you clear it up or leave it for someone else and are moaning for nothing?”

Resident Laura Coates, defended the woman, replying: “Why should she pick it up? It’s not her job to clear up after all the disgusting people who live here.”

The mum said she was 'shocked' to find the mess and says parents should check the play areas they visit first.

Bicester Advertiser: The mess was later found at the bottom of the slide and on the floorThe mess was later found at the bottom of the slide and on the floor

She said: “All I wanted was to raise awareness and ensure that parents check the playgrounds because if I had not gone with my son up on the slide to help him, yes he would have told me there is mess there, but could have easily slipped in it.

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“I don’t feel compelled to go pick up all the poo from all the parks. I was shocked more than anything to be honest, that’s the only way I can describe how I felt.”

Another resident Jonny Briggs also visited the park on the same day, but found the poo was at the bottom of the slide and on the floor.

He said: “I was disgusted with it. I stopped a couple of young boys sliding down as they didn’t know it was there. I had to take my two to another park."

The Kingsmere maintenance team has now 'thoroughly' cleaned the park after being made aware of the mess. A spokesperson added: “The on-site maintenance team regularly clean and tidy the parks and play areas throughout Kingsmere."

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