'Buzz', Springer Spaniel puppy, stolen during raid

The puppy was taken along with two firearms Credit: Hants Police

Police are appealing for information after a 12-week-old puppy and two firearms were stolen during a burglary in Basingstoke.

It took place sometime between 3.15pm and 4.35pm on Thursday 9 November at a house in Aldermaston Road, Sherborne St John.

Offender(s) forced entry to the house and stole Buzz, a 12-week-old Springer Spaniel puppy. They also stole a Beretta Silver Pigeon shotgun and a CZ 452 .22 rifle.

PC Stephen Jakes said: “This is a particularly rare set of circumstances and we would like to hear from anyone who has any information.

“It took place during the day, and it is likely that someone saw something that will help us in our investigation.

“Were you in the Sherborne St John area at this time? Did you notice anything suspicious? Or do you think you have seen the puppy, or been offered him for sale?”

Anyone with information should call PC Jakes on 101, quoting 44170437234.

Alternatively, people can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, where information can be left anonymously.