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Dog stolen from car in Northumberland

A dog was stolen from a car parked opposite a pub in Northumberland this weekend.

Between 12.15am and 3.30am on Saturday, November 21, an 11-year-old Springer Spaniel called Tess was removed from a car parked outside the Northumberland Arms Pub in West Thirston.

Thieves smashed the rear windscreen of the vehicle before taking Tess from the back of the car.

11-year-old Tess is microchipped

Tess and is liver and white in colour. She has a docked tail and is micro-chipped but does not wear a collar.

Enquiries into the theft are ongoing and anyone who may have seen or heard anything suspicious is asked to contact police.


Dog shot and killed by police after attacking man protecting his baby

A dog was shot and later "humanely destroyed" by police after it attacked a man who was trying to protect his one-year-old baby from being mauled by the animal.

Desperate members of the public tried to fight off the Japanese Akita with planks of wood after it viciously attacked the father on Marton Road, Middlesbrough, on Monday evening, September 7th.

A street view of Marton Road near the location of the attack. Credit: Google Maps

The father, who is in his 20s, was walking with a young baby boy, who was in a pushchair, four other children and four other adults with five small shih-tzu dogs.

When the man tried to protect the baby, he suffered bite wounds to his arms and legs.

The dog was eventually detained in its owner's garden before it was "humanely destroyed" several hours later by armed police.

The victim was taken to James Cook University Hospital with serious injuries, which are not thought to be life-threatening.

Stolen puppy: Can you help?

A seven-week old white and brown King Charles Cavalier puppy was stolen during a burglary in Newcastle this weekend.

It happened at an address in Strathmore Crescent on Sunday, January 18.

The burglars broke in and also stole a playstation and DVDs.

Newcastle West Neighbourhood Inspector Alan Davison said:

Clearly the owner is distressed and desperate for the puppy to be returned and I would ask anyone who has any information about this burglary to contact us."

– Alan Davison

Northumbria Police are asking any one with information to contact 101.


Easter warning to dog owners

Dogs should not be given chocolate Credit: ITV
A warning not to give Easter treats to your dog. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

An animal charity is reminding pet owners not to give their dogs chocolate over Easter, or at any other time, because it can kill them.

The PDSA surveyed thousands of pet owners. In the North East, more than a fifth owned up to feeding their dogs the treat.

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