Police Beat

Lockdown year ‘worst ever’ for dog thefts

For many dog owners, the coronavirus pandemic has meant more time at home with their canine companions. However, some experts are claiming the demand for dogs during lockdown has led to a significant increase in pets being stolen, with one – Wayne May from the organisation DogLost – saying: “I’ve been doing this for 30 […]

Bedfordshire dog kennels thefts: Woman arrested after animals stolen

A woman has been arrested after dogs worth “about £50,000” were stolen from kennels. The theft of eight dogs from Wilden in Bedfordshire happened on Sunday 13 September, police said. Police said there had been a number of attempted dog thefts in the region and owners should “remain vigilant”. The woman, in her 20s and from […]

Dog thefts in Midlands soar by 65% during lockdown

A voluntary organisation that tries to reunite owners with their stolen and missing pets says it’s seen a big rise in the number of dog thefts during lockdown. Last year more than 170 cases were referred to DogLost UK by owners who’d reported a dog theft to the police, but this year by mid August […]

Woman questioned over stolen French bulldog puppy

Officers have questioned a woman after a French bulldog puppy was stolen from a property in Bakersfield and are re-appealing for information as efforts continue to trace the animal. The lilac and tan coloured bitch was taken during a burglary which happened between 3pm and 5pm on Monday (31 August 2020). Detective Constable Colin Kirkup, […]

ITV – New figures reveal the shocking rise in dog thefts during lockdown

New research has revealed there’s been a dramatic rise in the number of dog thefts during lockdown. According to the non-profit organisation, DogLost, reports of stolen dogs were 65% higher during lockdown compared with last year. It’s believed some pedigree dogs are being targeted due to the increase in demand for pets to keep people […]

Suffolk kennels dog thefts: Puppies among 17 animals taken

Police have warned people to be vigilant with their pets after 17 dogs, including 13 puppies were stolen. They were taken from from Fiveways Boarding Kennels and Cattery in Barton Mills, Suffolk on Thursday between 15:45 and 19:10 GMT. The dogs included six, five-week-old Labrador puppies, seven Lhasa apso puppies and four older dogs. Police […]

Mother desperate plea to find daughter’s ‘stolen therapy dog’ from Walsall

The mother of a nine-year-old girl with severe anxiety has appealed for help tracking down her daughter’s ‘therapy dog’ after it was ‘stolen’ in Walsall. Simba, a three-year-old Chihuahua, was believed to have been pinched from Summer Norton’s home near to Wilkes Avenue, Bentley, on Tuesday, July 7. Her mother Emma says the pooch is […]

Cocker spaniel stolen from garden in Holywell Row

Police are appealing for any witnesses to come forward after the theft of a dog near Mildenhall. The incident took place on Monday 6th July at some point between 1pm and 2.20pm when a Cocker Spaniel was stolen from the garden of a farm in Holywell Row. The dog was left in a pen enclosure […]

STOLEN Boris from Northants

UPDATE: Boris was found in the horse shelter (which had been searched numerous times). Also he is not hungry so we made him to hot to handle. Boris is a male puppy, a black Labrador Retriever. Each of Boris feet have distinctive tiny white marks on the heels! Boris was STOLEN from his home in […]

Help us find STOLEN Spot! (NOW REUNITED)

A British bulldog puppy has been stolen by two men who held the owner at knifepoint during a morning walk. Weeks-old youngster Spot was snatched from his owner in Lullingstone Crescent, Orpington, yesterday at about 8.50am. As they approached the junction with Grovelands Road on a morning walk, two strangers got out of a white Mercedes […]

Dogs found in France, may have been stolen from UK

Translated from French… In the course of an investigation into fencing stolen property, investigators from the THOUARS brigade community discovered 23 dogs. 17 of them are not identifiable by microchip or tattoo: Dog no. 05: Female Setter type, estimated age 07 years old. Dog no. 06: Female Brittany Spaniel type, estimated age 07 years old. […]