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Appeal to find stolen puppy

Updated: Mar 12, 2022

Police are appealing for information after a puppy was stolen from a car in Sharnford.

A four-month-old Cocker Spaniel dog called Fudge was stolen from the car park of Fosse Meadows Country Park at around 9.45am yesterday morning (9 February).

The owner left Fudge locked in the car for a matter of minutes and when he returned, the rear windscreen of his black Vauxhall Astra had been smashed and the dog had been stolen from his crate.

PC Michael Payne is investigating the incident and is asking for anyone with information to get in touch.

He said: “As expected Fudge’s owners are absolutely devastated that he has been taken and are desperate for his return.

“As part of our investigation, I would like to appeal to anyone who has any information about this theft to get in touch. We know that the park is busy at this time of day with dog walkers so we are hoping that someone may have been seen something connected to this incident and will contact us with the information they have.”

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 or online at quoting 22*79856.

🔴 Updated News 14/02/2022

The Puppy reported stolen has been sadly found deceased.

A puppy reported stolen from a car park at Fosse Meadows Country Park has sadly been found deceased.

Fudge, a four-month-old Cocker Spaniel, was stolen when the rear windscreen of his owner’s black Vauxhall Astra was smashed at around 9.45am on Wednesday morning (9 Feb). Fudge was stolen from his crate inside the car.

Enquiries were carried out to try and locate Fudge. Sadly, yesterday (Sunday), police were informed by a member of the public that Fudge had been found deceased in an outside area in Gilmorton.

Fudge’s owners have been informed.

Sergeant Jess Harper said: “This is heartbreaking news and our investigation remains ongoing to establish the full circumstances and find out exactly what happened to Fudge.

“We have been speaking with Fudge’s owners who are, as expected, absolutely devastated.

“We continue to appeal to anyone who has any information to get in touch with us.


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