Puppy Lucky reunited with owner following police investigative work
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This is puppy Lucky who has been reunited with his owner today following police investigative work.
Lucky was one of three American bulldog puppies stolen during an incident at a property in the Spinney Hills area earlier this month leaving the owner of the puppies devastated.
But following detailed enquiries across the past few weeks, a warrant was executed by officers on Monday in the New Parks area leading to an arrest being made and Lucky being recovered.
Following checks, Lucky, who is just 11-weeks-old, has today (Wednesday) been returned home safely by officers.
Lucky was unnamed at the time that he was stolen but following today’s events, his owner came up with the new name with officers and Lucky is now settling back at home.
The incident had happed at the property on 5 October when three men were reported to have entered the property and assaulted the victim before stealing the puppies. The victim did not require hospital treatment.
A 20-year-old man was arrested on Monday on suspicion of aggravated burglary and taken into police custody. He has since been released on police bail while enquiries continue.
Detective Constable Emma Neeves said: “Our priority remains to locate the other two puppies and to further investigate this incident to establish the full facts but we are pleased that we have been able to reunite the owner with one of the puppies at this stage. Our work now continues to bring the other two safely home.
“Our investigation remains ongoing and we ask anyone who has any information in relation to this incident, who has heard anything, or who has been offered a puppy of this description for sale recently to make contact with us.”