£16,000 rare lilac British Bulldog still missing after being snatched from owner's home

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Police are appealing for help in tracing a stolen rare lilac British Bulldog puppy following the arrest of five men.

The puppy, believed to be worth £16,000, was stolen from the breeder's home in Tadworth, Surrey, in October last year.

Officers were told that a man had visited the breeder having expressed an interest in buying the puppy, but after being given it to hold he ran out of the property, allegedly assaulting a relative of the dog breeder on his way.

The whereabouts of the puppy remains unknown, but Surrey Police believe it may be in the Oxford area.

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  • Two men aged 25 and three others aged 24, 26 and 27, from Oxford, have been arrested on conspiracy to commit robbery and have been released on bail

  • Anyone with information should call Surrey Police by calling 101, quoting reference number 45140087824, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111