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

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

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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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I would like to thank the public and media for their help following the original appeal in October, after which we had numerous inquiries to investigate.

I am now calling for the public's help again as we still need to find the puppy and return her to the rightful owner. Given the time elapsed since it was taken it could well have stayed at numerous premises, and may be out of the county of Surrey. If you have noticed any unusual behaviour by your neighbours, or anybody you know in relation to any new pets they have, we need to hear from you.

– Detective Constable Eloise Lock, Surrey Police
  • 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