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David Cameron backs missing Murphy campaign

A rescue dog from Bradford who's owner thinks has been stolen, and who has even been discussed by the Prime Minister in the House of Commons.

Murphy, who's a Husky, was seen been put into a car eight weeks ago, and despite a number of phone calls to his owner from someone claiming to have bought him, he hasn't been seen since.

There are fears that he may have been stolen to train illegal fighting dogs.

Frazer Maude has been to meet his owner, and his canine friend:


PM backs campaign to find missing Murphy

David Cameron has backed a campaign to help find missing Bradford husky Murphy.

The PM was asked the question by Shipley MP Philip Davies at Prime Minister's questions:

Missing Brit's brother from Leeds urges Cameron to get involved

The brother of a British man missing in the Malaysian jungle has urged the Prime Minister to put "real boots on the ground".

Gareth Huntley's brother Mark, who is from Leeds, said: "The media response has been hugely appreciated but we need real action now to find Gareth.

Prime Minister David Cameron has been urged to comment on missing Brit Gareth Huntley. Credit: Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

"We need real boots on the ground in Malaysia. We need real pressure from William Hague at the Foreign Office. So far we haven't heard a word from him or David Cameron.

"Gareth's been missing now for five days and he's alone in the jungle. This was a man working out there as a wildlife volunteer - he deserves our assistance."


Prime Minister visits Newark ahead of by-election

The Prime Minister has been in Newark ahead of next month's by-election.

David Cameron at a sugar factory in Newark

David Cameron visited a sugar factory in the town and spoke to employees over a cup of tea.

The Newark seat was vacated by former Tory MP Patrick Mercer who resigned over a cash for questions scandal.

David Cameron at a sugar factory in Newark

The by-election will be held on June 5.

The Conservatives have selected Robert Jenrick to try to retain the seat after Mercer's resignation while Labour's candidate is Michael Payne.

Roger Helmer, the MEP for the East Midlands, is UKIP's candidate after leader Nigel Farage confirmed he would not stand.

The Liberal Democrats are expected to announce their choice in the coming days while the Buss Pass Elvis party are also likely to announce their runner.

PM snubs Needham cash plea

The mother of missing Ben Needham says the Prime Minister has refused to give her son's case the same financial backing as the McCann family.

Last month Kerry's MP Angela Smith asked David Cameron whether the Needhams could get similar funds as those given to the McCanns in the search for their daughter, Madeline.

But in a written reply David Cameron says the National Crime Agency has supported South Yorkshire police, but made no mention of extra money for the Needham case.

MP calls for Government cash to help find missing Ben

Kerry Needham's MP has today questioned the Prime Minister over financial backing for the search for Kerry's son Ben, who disappeared from Kos 22 years ago.

Angela Smith, the Labour MP for Penistone and Stocksbridge, asked David Cameron at Prime Minister's Questions, why Ben's case is not getting the same Government support as the search for Madeleine McCann and urged him to sanction funds to help find Ben.

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