Hunt for dog-napper

A family has appealed for the return of its beloved pet who they fear was stolen from their garden.

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Thieves steal a family pet

A heartless thief has been caught on camera stealing a family's pet dog in Barnsley. Cody, a 2 year-old lurcher, was taken from Martin Benson's garden last week.

Martin's decided to release CCTV footage of Cody being taken in the hope of catching the culprit - and getting the dog back safely. Sarah Clark has the story.

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Hunt for dog-napper

This is the person believed to have stolen Cody the lurcher Credit: Family picture

A family from Barnsley is appealing for the return of their beloved dog, feared stolen from their garden.

The Bensons, from Kingsway Mapplewell, have released a cctv still which they believe shows a man leading Cody the lurcher away from the familly home on June 14th.

The man has a bad limp, is a slim build and has dark hair with a receding hair line. He was driving a pale blue van with part of the back bumper missing.

Chantelle Benson has launched a Facebook campaign to find her dad’s dog and said any help would be appreciated.

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