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UPDATE: Arrests made in connection with suspected theft of Lurcher puppy

The puppy is yet to be located and anyone with information is asked to contact Police or Crimestoppers

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Two women have been arrested in connection with the suspected theft of a puppy from Nailsworth and Police are still working to locate him.

Police were called yesterday afternoon (Saturday) with a report that a van which may have been involved was sighted in Gloucester. Officers attended a location off St Ann’s Way at around 5.30 pm and arrested the women, aged 27 and 62, on suspicion of the theft of a dog.

A van was seized as part of the arrests to allow forensic examinations to take place. The puppy, a five-month-old beige Brindle Lurcher, is yet to be located and investigating officers are continuing to ask anyone who has sighted him to please get in contact.

Information can be submitted by completing this online form and quoting incident 150 of 9 July.

Alternatively, information can be submitted by calling 101 or 999 if the dog is present at the time, you can also call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Police were originally contacted on Friday with a report of a suspected dog theft the day before.

It was reported that a dog had disappeared after escaping from a premises before being sighted in the car park of Morrison’s at 3.30 pm on Thursday.

CCTV enquiries showed that two people in a blue transit van took the dog in before driving away. The puppy has not been seen since.

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