Four people have been arrested and six puppies have been recovered as part of an investigation into fraudulent puppy trading.
Durham Constabulary worked with Durham County Council’s Consumer Protection and Health Protection as they executed warrants at two properties in the Consett area in the early hours of this morning.
Two men and two women were arrested following the action.
The raids followed complaints from the public about the sale of puppies which were allegedly inaccurately described with some people also reporting allegations that they purchased puppies suffering from health issues.
Today’s action is part of a bigger, ongoing investigation. For legal reasons no more details have been released.