Woman kicked dognapper in shin as he snatched lead from her hand

A woman kicked a dognapper in the shin after he tried to snatch her dog’s lead from her hand.

Rachel Soley, 41, was ‘absolutely terrified’ after two men said ‘give me your dog’ as she walked her dog Woody on Salters Lane South in Darlington, County Durham.

Officials say incidents like these are rare, but owners have still been encouraged to ‘not let their dogs out of their sight’ after the ‘frightening’ incident.

Rachel told The Northern Echo she ‘didn’t sleep’ after she picked up Woody and fled the scene around 10.40pm on January 29.

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    nickyb 5 months ago

    well done hope it was a very hard kick – i know these thefts are happening anywhere and everywhere – dogs not even safe in their own gardens. we all must regard are dogs as we would our child at all times

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    Christine Boulton 5 months ago

    Well done. A few inches higher…..

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