Plea to help find stolen dogs

Nelly and Mr Larson Credit: Essex Police

A family who believe their two Springer Spaniels have been stolen, are appealing for information to find their pets and have them returned.

The brown and white dogs went missing on the evening of January 3rd from an outbuilding near the family home in Fairstead Road, Fairstead near Braintree.

The bitch is called Nelly and the male dog is called Mr Larson and he has a distinctive bald patch on his rump area.

The owners say that the dogs are not a breeding pair, they are not trained for shooting or game sports but simply family pets.

The family say there will be a reward if the dogs are returned safely.