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Family’s cherished puppy stolen from motor museum

Missing Bella
Missing Bella taken from motor museumPhoto: Edgar family

Investigations are underway into the theft of a French Bulldog puppy from the National Motor Museum in Beaulieu.

5 month old Bella was tied up in a an area for dogs at the attraction for a matter of minutes on Sunday April 1st. When her family had second thoughts about leaving her and went back to retrieve her, they found her gone.

The family, especially 8 year old Imogen, has been left heartbroken.

They cut short their Easter break in the New Forest to return home to Kent and started an online campaign to try to find Bella.

A witness said they saw Bella being carried away by a scruffy looking couple and a teenager, and Hampshire Police have released a CCTV image of a woman they would like to speak to in connection with the theft.

CCTV of woman
CCTV of woman police want to speak to about theft Credit: Hampshire Police

The family says they’re not interested in pressing charges – they just want their beloved pet back home with them safe and sound.

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  1. Jayne
    Jayne 3 years ago

    Fantastic news! Thank you Merdian for the coverage!

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    maxine 3 years ago

    So pleased they have her back. Welcome home gorgeous girl

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