The assistance dog of a 12-year-old autistic girl has been found dead after it was stolen last year.
Three-year-old Dalmatian Lottie belonged to Chloe Hopkins, but she was taken from the family home by burglars in December 2019.
TV presenter Chris Packham, who is autistic, was among the supporters that raised awareness of the search for Lottie after she was stolen.
The family hoped that Lottie and Chloe could be reunited, but Chloe's mum Gemma Hopkins was told on Sunday (March 8) that a dog believed to be Lottie had been found dead.
Announcing the news on social media, Gemma said: “This is something I'd never thought I'd have to post. In fact, I'm not sure it has sunk in."