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Woman and two teenagers arrested after 27 stolen dogs rescued in raid

5th April 2021


A woman and two teenage boys have been arrested after police rescued 27 stolen dogs in a raid.a close up of a dog© Provided by Extra.ie

The woman, aged 56, and a 16-year-old and 14-year-old were arrested on charges of theft and animal cruelty after police in Essex found 19 adult dogs and eight puppies on a local premises.

Police believe that the pups, aged between six to ten weeks, could have been born on the property.a person standing next to a dog: A woman and two teenage boys have been arrested after police rescued 27 stolen dogs in a raid. Pic: Getty© Provided by Extra.ie A woman and two teenage boys have been arrested after police rescued 27 stolen dogs in a raid. Pic: Getty

The rescued dogs included spaniels, terriers, lurchers, a French bulldog and a Rottweiler.

Anyone who thinks one of the dogs may be theirs is urged to contact Essex Police as they attempt to identify the dog and their possible previous owners.

The woman and the two teenagers have since been released but remain under investigation.a man wearing a green hat: Anyone who thinks one of the dogs may be theirs is urged to contact Essex Police as they attempt to identify the dog and their possible previous owners. Pic: Getty© Provided by Extra.ie Anyone who thinks one of the dogs may be theirs is urged to contact Essex Police as they attempt to identify the dog and their possible previous owners. Pic: Getty

‘We know the devastation the loss of a much-loved pet can cause and we take reports of thefts seriously,’ police officer Glenn Braden said to Metro.co.uk.

‘We have been carrying out extensive enquiries into recent reports of thefts and this warrant comes as part of that.

‘We are now working to identify the dogs we found at this address and, if stolen, identify their owner so we can return them.a dog lying on top of a grass covered field: In Ireland, incidents of so-called ‘dognapping’ have skyrocketed in the last year as lockdown has put considerable pressure on demand for pets. Pic: Getty© Provided by Extra.ie In Ireland, incidents of so-called ‘dognapping’ have skyrocketed in the last year as lockdown has put considerable pressure on demand for pets. Pic: Getty

‘If you have any information about the theft of a dog then we need you to contact us.’

In Ireland, incidents of so-called ‘dognapping’ have skyrocketed in the last year as lockdown has put considerable pressure on demand for pets.a cat sitting on top of a wooden door: There was a 16% increase in dog theft across 2020, according to Garda Síochána’s PULSE system which saw 244 dogs stolen throughout the year. Pic: Getty© Provided by Extra.ie There was a 16% increase in dog theft across 2020, according to Garda Síochána’s PULSE system which saw 244 dogs stolen throughout the year. Pic: Getty

There was a 16% increase in dog theft across 2020, according to Garda Síochána’s PULSE system which saw 244 dogs stolen throughout the year.

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