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Police have told a Hampshire woman that she should take down a sign on her gate that reads “Our dogs are fed on Jehovah’s Witnesses”. The message at the home of Jean Grove has been amusing neighbours and passers-by in Bursledon for more than 30 years.

Police said they were concerned people would find it “distressing, offensive and inappropriate”. However, even a spokesman for Jehovah’s Witnesses in Hampshire said he was not offended by the sign and described it as “stupid”.

Mrs Grove remains defiant and was unintimidated by the visit from the thought police, replacing the notice as soon as they had gone. She said her late husband had erected the sign after Jehovah’s Witnesses had anti-socially banged on their door one Christmas Day. She admits that her Jack Russell dog, so tiny she has named it Rabbit, is carnivorous, though.